Freedom Center open on Easter Sunday

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The National Underground Freedom Center will stay open on Sunday to give families a final chance to see a special exhibition.

Women Hold Up Half the Sky is a one-of-a-kind exhibition based on the New York Times best-selling book Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wu-Dunn. The book is part of the "Half the Sky" movement, which also includes a PBS documentary.

Co-author Nicholas Kristof was at the Freedom Center on march 2 when he received the International Freedom Conductor Award along with Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.

The exhibition uses paintings, quilts, photos, videos and audio experiences to share the stories of women across the globe who are overcoming oppression through economics and self-determination.

The exhibit focuses on three main themes- overcoming gender-based violence through entrepreneurism, maternal health and human trafficking.

Visitors will leave informed on the issues facing women today. They can also learn ways to get involved in the movement.

The exhibit will be open on Easter Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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