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Institute for Freedom Studies/Northern Kentucky University

The Institute for Freedom Studies serves to promote interdisciplinary research, teaching, and community outreach grounded in the scholarly study of American cultural history with a specific focus on the legacy of the enslavement experience and the Underground Railroad. Institute faculty members offer Underground Railroad courses each semester, which explore and critique the themes of freedom, slavery, and resistance. The Institute’s goals are to: 1) Partner with and help to empower grassroots community groups to conduct heritage preservation and local history studies; 2) Support interdisciplinary academic research in the Underground Railroad; 3) Develop curricula and faculty opportunities for teaching about the Underground Railroad; and 4) Work in partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to conduct public education, teaching, and research on the Underground Railroad.

Location: Landrum 330, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky

Contact Person: Prince Brown, Jr.

Contact Information: 859-572-5254 (main phone) / 859-572-6086 (fax) / brownp@nku.edu

Website: Institute for Freedom Studies/Northern Kentucky University