Mandela Day Forgive/Fight Initiative Today at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

. July 18, 2017

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center invites the media to attend Forgive/Fight Initiative today, July 18.

The FORGIVE/FIGHT initiative embodies the spirit of the life and history of Nelson Mandela. Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years by the South African apartheid government. Released on February 11, 1990, Mandela went on to lead the way for the abolition of apartheid in 1994 and was elected South Africa’s first black president later that same year. In honor of Mandela’s 99th birthday, staff from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will read 27 FORGIVE/FIGHT statements from Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu in honor of Mandela’s sacrifice for justice and humanity.

About National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in 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 take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org.

Will Jones I Public Relations & Social Media Coordinator
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
wjones@nurfc.org
(513) 333-7558
(513) 288-4834
freedomcenter.org

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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