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2017 National Underground Railroad Conference

On the Edge of Freedom:
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in the Borderlands
2017 National Underground Railroad Conference
2017 Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 31, 2017

The National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (NTF) Program and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference will co-host a joint conference in 2017, in honor of the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Maryland. The conference, "On the Edge of Freedom: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in the Borderlands," will be held in Cambridge, Maryland, May 18-21, 2017.

This conference will explore all aspects of the Underground Railroad in borderlands—both literal and figurative. For a more complete discussion of the theme, see the attached "Historical Context Statement." The Conference Program Committee welcomes proposals from a wide variety of scholars, community researchers, site stewards, educators, interpreters, and others interested in Underground Railroad history. Some ideas for presentation topics include, but are not limited to:


Accepted presenters can expect to receive notification by February 15, 2017

For more information, please visit our website: www.nps.gov/ugrr or contact:

Diane Miller, National Program Manager
Network to Freedom
National Park Service
4068 Golden Hill Road
Church Creek, Maryland 21622
Phone: 410-221-2290, x 1111
E-mail: diane_miller@nps.gov

Or

Terry Nield or Ellen Mousin
tubman.conference@gmail.com


Click here to propose a single paper

Click here to propose a complete session