Freedom Center Hosts Picture Freedom Public Reception

. March 7, 2015

Winners to be featured in new exhibition showcasing the many forms of freedom March 7

Cincinnati, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced the contest winners of Picture Freedom, a nationwide student art competition that challenged students to create works of art that capture the many forms of freedom and equality.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center frontPicture Freedom, sponsored by Toyota, Macy’s and ArtsWave, encouraged students to explore what freedom and equality means to them and to express that through works of art. Through the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s extensive collection of historical content and exhibitions, the students became acquainted with freedom’s heroes and the struggle for equality and inclusive freedom throughout history and across the globe.

“Picture Freedom challenged and inspired today’s youth to understand and reflect upon the rich historical heritage of the struggle for freedom and human rights,” says Clarence G. Newsome, PhD, president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “In the process of researching and reflecting on the many meanings of freedom, these future leaders used paint, canvas, creativity and social media to create original works of art that reveal the ongoing struggle for freedom and inspire others to take courageous steps towards freedom in their everyday lives.”

Who: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

What: Picture Freedom Opening Reception

When: Saturday, March 7, 1-2:30 p.m.

Where: Everyday Freedom Heroes Gallery, 2nd floor, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

Media Interviews: Student winners will unveil their winning pieces during the reception.

About the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) opened August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to walk in courageous steps for freedom.

More information: freedomcenter.org

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