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  • NURFC hosts John and Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series with Dr. Carol Anderson Tonight

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    August 23, 2018
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    MEDIA ADVISORY
    National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Hosts
    John and Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series with Dr. Carol Anderson Tonight 
    Opportunity for Media to Interview featured Author and Museum Staff
     
    CINCINNATI, OH (August 23, 2018) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center invites the media to attend John & Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series with Dr. Carol Anderson today, August 23, at 6:00 p.m.
     
    The John & Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series connects the public with award-winning authors, historians and thought-leaders, discussing themes on history, race, culture and modern abolition. Dr. Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. Her research and teaching focus on public policy; particularly the ways that domestic and international policies intersect through the issues of race, justice, and equality in the United States.
     
    Anderson’s new book, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide is a New York Times Bestseller and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism in March 2017. As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 'black rage', Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, "white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,' she wrote, 'everyone had ignored the kindling."

    What: John & Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series with Dr. Carol Anderson
     
    When: Today, August 23, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

    Where: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

    Who: Dr. Carol Anderson, Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory
     
    National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Staff
    Christopher Miller, Director of Education; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    Will Jones, PR & Social Media Coordinator; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
     
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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.