Sage Hosts Underground Railroad History Project Conference April 8-10
Abolishing Slavery in the Atlantic World: the ‘Underground Railroad’ in the Americas, Africa, and Europe and its relationship with us today
A Fresh Interpretation of an Old Story
The 10th Anniversary Conference on the Underground Railroad Movement
Friday, Saturday, Sunday – April 8, 9, 10, 2011
The conference is expected to attract hundreds of teachers, students, scholars, historians, artists and the general public to a wide range of presentations, talks, art, and music offerings exploring the history and significance of the Underground Railroad. The conference will begin with a day-long Educators’ Workshop on Friday, April 8.
Daytime: Educator Workshop
Evening: Opening Lecture
Daytime: Workshops, Exhibits, Vendors, and more
Daytime and Evening: Cultural Performances
Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.
The Department of History and Society, The Sage Colleges
Russell Sage College, Troy, New York
In collaboration with Rensselaer County Historical Society, Museumwise, and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc. researches, celebrates and preserves New York’s history in the Underground Railroad movement in its national and international context, highlighting the role of African American abolitionists and freedom seekers
Details, Schedule and registration: http://ugrworkshop.com/