The “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” exhibition is coming to a close in less than 10 days at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center located at 50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 (Phone: 513.333.7500 or Toll Free: 877.648.4838).

Closing on March 31, 2013, the exhibition brings to life a story written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, titled Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity. 

This unique exhibition is comprised of “compelling stories, documentary photographs and visual and audio installations, illuminating how women are leading the way in redressing chronic injustice and abuse.”

It is heartwarming diary of stories of women from around the globe who have changed their lives through education, economics, and self-determination.

This writer had the opportunity to come face-to-face with this tribute during a recent visit to Cincinnati, Ohio while celebrating the launch of the 2013 Toyota Avalon.

The facility is a remarkable place, sitting just steps away from the Ohio River, a route on the Underground Railroad where thousands of slaves escaped to freedom.

A colleague on the tour mentioned that Toyota has donated $1 million dollars to the facility and it is one of the first stops on the itinerary when Toyota executives are in town from Japan, or anywhere around the world.