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2014 National Underground Railroad Conference

The OAH has partnered with the National Park Service's Network to Freedom Program, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and the Michigan Freedom Trail, to host the 2014 National Underground Railroad Conference, July 16-20 in Detroit, Michigan. The five-day conference—now in its eighth year—takes as its theme, "'I Resolved Never to Be Conquered': Women and the Underground Railroad."

The conference theme focuses on women and recognizes the new organizational link between the Network to Freedom program and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Monument, and will explore that while Tubman has been the dominant image of women and the Underground Railroad, her involvement is part of a larger story of women's participation in the movement, as freedom seekers and as operatives.

This year's meeting will include renowned speakers, panel discussions, an exhibit hall, and tours of local museums and historic sites. Early registration ends June 30.

Learn more about this year's conference, and register today!

Posted: May 30, 2014
Tagged: News of the Organization, Meetings, Conferences, Symposia