The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

“A white man opened fire in a historic black church, in Charleston, South Carolina the night of June 17, 2015, killing nine people, including a pastor, during a prayer meeting. “

As I heard this news, I stopped what I was doing and bowed my head in a moment of silence. It’s hard to love a country that is so filled with racial hatred.

I found no coincidence in finding the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center later that week along the banks of Ohio river in downtown Cincinnati. Like a moth to a flame, I was drawn to this place.
“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.”

I come to a section that has artwork that represents “freedom” to the youth of our country today. One of my personal favorites is from Kayla Savage, 10th grader from Michigan :
Here is her piece:
The diversity of baseball exhibit is yet another example of of how people can come together under the bond of sportsmanship and play through skin deep differences toward a greater goal.
“I raise up my voice not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”
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Wench, bring my ale, what say you?