biram_dah_abeid.jpgCINCINNATI (AP) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center says it will host a human rights activist from northwest Africa.

A spokeswoman for the Cincinnati center says that Biram Dah Abeid will meet Monday with the leader of its modern slavery initiative and also tour the museum's large exhibition of African-American quilts.

Abeid is in the United States after recently being named as one of the 2013 winners of the United Nations Human Rights Prize.

The descendant of slaves leads a group called the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement, which aims to end slavery.

He is from Mauritania.

The Freedom Center both tells the story of Civil War era slavery in the United States and highlights modern struggles for freedom.