The Ohio State University at Marion

Trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

The Ohio State University at Marion Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Marion Technical College are supporting a trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 7:00 a.m. (leaving campus)

Return time: TBD

RSVP's by Monday, January 14 at 5:00 p.m. via email:
Transportation: Ohio State charter bus, seats are available to the first 28 students from Ohio State Marion & 28 from Marion Technical College

Guided Tours selections:
Highlight Tour/90 min - Focus on the history of slavery, the Underground Railroad, the Abolitionist Movement, and modern day struggles for freedom throughout the world.
Women of Courage Tour/90 min - highlights the courage, cooperation and perseverance of more than 20 women who each overcame personal struggles to achieve freedom. This tour highlights the accomplishments of women who have championed freedom in the U.S. and across the globe. Some of the women featured on the tour include Ellen Craft, Harriet Tubman, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Susan B. Anthony and others.

Faith to Freedom Tour/90 min - shares the story of those who, by their faith, helped loosen the shackles of slavery from this nation. In the decades leading up to the American Civil War nearly four million men, women and children were enslaved, owned by someone else. A group of devout members of the faith community banded together and helped form one of the most successful resistance movements this country has ever seen, the Underground Railroad. The stories on the tour make us all look inside ourselves today and reflect on our own faith.

The Solomon Northup Tour/Self-guided - Take an immersive look at the life of Solomon Northup. This self-guided tour will help you understand the historical context for what Northup experienced during this time in slavery, and the role of abolitionists in helping him to re-gain his freedom. Visit eight stations inside the museum as you learn more about the story of Solomon Northup.