Sage Hosts Underground Railroad History Project Conference April 8-10

March 30, 2011 at 2:12 pm

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.

Friday 4/8/11
Daytime: Educator Workshop
Evening: Opening Lecture

Saturday 4/9/11
Daytime: Workshops, Exhibits, Vendors, and more
Evening: Reception

Sunday 4/10/11
Daytime and Evening: Cultural Performances

Organized by:
Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.

Co-sponsored by:
The Department of History and Society, The Sage Colleges

Hosted by:
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

Walk-ins welcome!

Details, Schedule and registration:  http://ugrworkshop.com/