Keynote with Shaun King

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 East Freedom Way

Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Join us for a keynote address by journalist, humanitarian, and activist Shaun King.

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In conjunction with the groundbreaking exhibit premiere of Men of Change. Power. Triumph. Truth., the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is honored to host one of the country’s most critical writers and civil rights activists.

Today people are talking about real empowerment and liberation for historically disadvantaged groups. When it comes to the Black Lives Matter movement, they’re talking specifically about human dignity for African Americans. Journalist, humanitarian, and activist Shaun King is amongst the most compelling voices in this space: a humane and passionate advocate for justice and families, and an extremely visible fundraiser for victims of brutality and discrimination.

As a magnetic element of the Black Lives Matter movement, King helps us see our present place in the larger current of American history. He’s adopted social media to rally and unite people of disparate backgrounds and has now become one of the most followed activists in the United States. He uses his platform as Writer-In-Residence at Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project and journalist for The Intercept, and formerly as Senior Justice Writer at the New York Daily News, to unearth the truth beyond local media, and to organize in purposeful and directed ways.

King reminds us that we can take whatever we do best— lobbying, speaking, litigating, organizing, writing, or more—and tilt that practice toward justice. In early 2019, King launched a new digital version of abolitionist writer and speaker Frederick Douglass’ iconic journal, The North Star. King’s new interpretation will feature content created by progressives seeking to agitate for justice in the spirit of Douglass and the movement he inspired.

This program is free and open to the public; tickets are required.

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