$1M from Toyota – Boost for $90M campaign

Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. is giving $1 million to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, a national interactive learning center to be built in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Associated Press reported Aug. 30.

The Freedom Center commemorates first human rights movement in the U.S. – a series of networks to freedom for slaves during the period of the antebellum-South. The center will open on Cincinnati’s riverfront by 2004.

“This is our first major gift from a corporation headquartered outside the United States,” said John Pepper, co-chair of the freedom Center’s $90 million capital campaign. “The gift signals the global and universal importance and relevance of our purpose,”

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