Teachers get in free at "Freedom's Sisters" on Oct. 2 and 9

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September 23, 2011 Freedom's Sisters is a multimedia exhibition that celebrates 20 African American women, including historic 19th-century figures and contemporary leaders, who helped shape the spirit and substance of the Civil Rights Movement in America. Designed to appeal to people of all ages, Freedom's Sisters is a collaborative effort between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the Cincinnati Museum Center, funded in part by Ford Motor Co.

Teachers get free admission on Teacher Appreciation Days on Oct. 2 and 9.

Freedom's Sisters will bring a multitude of community outreach initiatives to the Los Angeles area, including an essay contest which will award $10,000 in scholarships to local students. The exhibition opens to the public Sept. 14 and runs through Jan. 8, 2012.

Among those included in the exhibit are Ella J. Baker, Constance Baker Motley, Shirley Chisholm, Mary Church Terrell, Septima Poinsette Clark, Kathleen Cleaver, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Fannie Lou Hamer, Dorothy Height, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Barbara Jordan, Mary McLeod Bethune, Rosa Parks, Sonia Sanchez, Coretta Scott King, Betty Shabazz, Harriet Tubman, C. Delores Tucker, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and Ida B. Wells.

The Museum of Tolerance is located at 9786 West Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles.