Bus trip to Cincy’s Underground Railroad museum plannedWritten by Sarah Ottney | Editor in Chief | email@example.com
Toledoan Michael Huggins has organized bus trips to both of President Barack Obama’s inaugurations as well as to the October 2011 dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King Jr. Monument on the National Mall.
For his fourth trip, Huggins is switching his focus from Washington, D.C., to Cincinnati and organizing a trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
The trip is set for April 13. Cost is $40 for adults or $30 for children age 13 and younger.
“After going to Washington, D.C., folks were asking me about doing another bus trip,” Huggins said. “I thought I’d take some folks and young people to learn more about history, slavery, Rosa Parks and so forth. All that history.”
Permanent exhibitions at the museum include Invisible: Slavery Today, Brothers of the Borderland, The Slave Pen, ESCAPE!, From Slavery to Freedom and The Struggle Continues.
The charter bus will leave from the Home Depot parking lot at 7 a.m. April 13 and return that night at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available at St. Stephens AME Church, 812 City Park Ave., Jack’s Men’s Wear, 3414 Dorr St., Power 109.9 FM, 12 E. Bancroft Plaza, or by contacting Huggins at (419) 932-5460.
For more information, visit www.freedomcenter.org.