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  • NURFC extends MANDELA: THE JOURNEY TO UBUNTU through March 1, 2019

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    October 20, 2018
    Jamie Glavic
    (513) 802-7355
    jglavic@nurfc.org

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
     
    National Underground Railroad Freedom Center extends
    MANDELA: THE JOURNEY TO UBUNTU through March 1, 2019

    Museum Continues to Commemorate the Centennial of Nelson Mandela’s Birth
     
    CINCINNATI, OH (October 20, 2018) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announces the extension of Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu. The exhibition is extended through March 1, 2019. Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu is sponsored by Thomas R. Schiff, John and Francie Pepper, Macy’s, and The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee.
     
    "We are pleased to announce the extension of Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu,” says Jacqueline K. Dace, Deputy Director at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “It was important to return this exhibition to its place of origin during the celebration of what would’ve been Mandela’s 100th birthday and we want to grant as many visitors as possible the opportunity to  join us in this commemoration, experiencing Mandela's journey for themselves.”
     
    From humble beginnings to a life dedicated to resistance, Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu tells the story of a young South African boy who became a man prepared to die in the name of equality, justice, and freedom. This exhibition provides a platform for a sharing of values so richly present in Mandela’s life to understand the role forgiveness, leadership, truth, and sacrifice play in overcoming the challenges we face in society today.
     
    Exhibition program offerings include community conversations, film screenings, and Mandela Fridays – where visitors can go on weekly guided tours with museum staff. Admission for Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu is $10 per person with general admission, $5 for members. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center members receive free admission to the exhibition on Sundays.

    To learn more about exhibitions and programming at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit freedomcenter.org.
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    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.