Follow the Underground Railroad in Ohio. Part of the Back in the Day Series, 2004
Join legendary vocalist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mary Wilson, a founding Supremes Motown member and recent ABC Dancing with the Stars contestant, for an unforgettable concert at the University of Findlay on Nov. 8 that will raise funds to support the student-run UFTV station.
Opening for Wilson will be Findlay band Flag City Rock & Soul Review.
Tickets are $45 at Marathon Center for the Performing Arts Box Office, and can be purchased at mcpatickets.org or by calling 419-423-2787. The event at Winebrenner Theological Seminary will kick off with a casual red-carpet photo opportunity for ticket holders from 6-6:45 p.m. The concert will start at 7 p.m. Also featured will be a silent auction with signed pieces from Mary Wilson.
Recognized as the longest member of the Supremes, Wilson founded the group with Florence Ballard and Diana Ross. Following the group’s phenomenal success in the 1960s and 1970s, Wilson released three solo albums and five singles. She also published two best-selling autobiographies, including “Dreamgirl: My Life As a Supreme,” which was a record-setter for sales in its genre, and “Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll be Together.”
Proceeds from the show will be used to purchase much-needed equipment for UFTV, which provides invaluable experiential learning for communication students.
Generous sponsors for this fundraising event include Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Motown Black & White, the Hancock Hotel, Legends Catering, the City Club, WFIN Radio, and Waterford Bank.
Lecture: Underground Railroad Expert Cathy Nelson. Cathy Nelson is a retired Columbus City Schools teacher and Founder of the Friends of Freedom Society, delivered a lecture on the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio. Ms. Nelson has testified to Congress on behalf of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act of 1997, and she and her extensive research have won numerous awards and widespread recognition.
June 19, is a day to recognize the freedom of the last enslaved people in America. It was on this day in 1865 that the news of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln, reached the western-most part of the United States making all people in America free.
In celebration of Juneteenth, several local organizations will be hosting artwork from Mazza Museum’s “Miles of Bravery: The Underground Railroad through Picture Books” exhibit. Each location will have art and books from the collection as well as family-friendly activities.
Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center
Findlay Art League
Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
Hancock Historical Museum
Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Paint & Partake
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Christ’s Earliest Images: Understanding the Imagery and Interpretation in Time of Change. Adam Levine, Toledo Museum of Art. 2017 Guest Speaker. The UF DeBow and Catherine Freed Contemporary Christian Lecture Series. Sept 29, 2017.
An Introduction to the Shriners Hospital, University of Findlay, October 13, 2017