Students from Aiken High School tour the Men of Chance exhibit. Photo by Dan Yount
By Carole Cutter Hawkins
Women’s Alliance Inc. recently arranged for young people from Cincinnati Public Schools to tour the amazing Men of Change exhibit at Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Groups of students representing 11 High Schools arrived by buses at the center and were greeted with a welcome from the Women’s Alliance members, then led on the tour by a center docent.
This extraordinary exhibit was a powerful articulation of accomplished Black men in various walks of life, which was inspiring, informative and provided the students an awareness of the possibility that their dreams, too, could be realized. There were 230 students, with 25 schools being represented.
Although the Men of Change was the focus of the tour, the students were able to visit other outstanding exhibits as well.
Following the tours, the students and chaperones were escorted to a lunch area where lunch was provided by the Women’s Alliance members.
The students were very excited, well mannered and impressed by the experience as evident by the various conversations shared afterward.
The Women’s Alliance members said they give special thanks officials at the Freedom Center and Cincinnati Public Schools, and center docents for making this educational and inspirational visit possible.
The Men of Change exhibit was open from August 17 to December 1.