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Student Literacy Project
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Noted National Frederick Douglass Enactor, Michael E. Crutcher, Sr. to be at Conference
Nazareth College Creating Portable Museum to be Unveiled at Conference
Special Offers for Conference registrants
The Underground Railroad represents the best of humanity. As we bring to life one of America’s most remarkable stories this conference represents an extraordinary opportunity to attain a better understanding of how the Underground Railroad has impacted who we are today.
Hear from historians, researchers, archivists, curators, educators and other experts who will share their work and interpretation of the Underground Railroad legacy of freedom and create a unique venue for dialogue.
See how relevant this heroic and triumphant struggle is to addressing current social and cultural issues.Illuminating the compelling stories,
the courageous people, and historic
places on the Underground Railroad.
The conference will bring together more than 25 historians, researchers, archivists, museum curators, librarians, educators, journalists, graduate students and other interested individuals who will share their work and by discussion and exchange, further the study of the forms of enslavement of Africans and slave resistance throughout the world including western New York and neighboring Canada.
Full conference, $150 (includes all keynotes)
Keynote events only, $25-$40 per person;
Juan Williams Luncheon tables of 10, $350.
Discounts for students. See registration for deatils.
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- New research and insights on the Underground Railroad, Frederick Douglass and other individuals and groups involved in the Underground Railroad in Western New York and neighboring Canadian communities where freedom seekers settled
- Connections between the Underground Railroad and genealogy
- Connections between the Underground Railroad and U.S. colored troops
- Regional, Intra-City, International collaborations along the Underground Railroad
- Guide to The Underground Railroad for teachers and educators
- The Underground Railroad in fiction
- 19th Century parallels to slavery and civil rights in the 21st century
- Forms of and response to slavery and tesistance throughout the African diaspora
- Freedom Lives Here! Freedom Festival
September 30, 2007
Food, Music, Freedom & History
The Frederick Douglass International Underground Railroad Conference is jointly presented by the Freedom Trail Commission, Rochester NY, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, Rochester Area Community Foundation, County of Monroe and City of Rochester.
More About the Rochester/Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission
The Rochester/Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission is appointed to research the Underground Railroad freedom story, to educate and engage the public in the application of those values in the struggle for freedom today. The Freedom Trail Commission is working in collaboration with Heritage New York Program, Rochester Museum & Science Center and Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery to establish a regional interpretive center with links to heritage trails and interpretive centers across state and international borders.
More About the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
It is the mission of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio to celebrate the legacy if courage and multicultural cooperation embodied in the story of the Underground Railroad. Of equal importance, the Freedom Center uses a wide array of exhibits and programs to educate the public about the historic and continuing struggle to establish universal freedom in both the U.S. and around the world. For additional information, call 513-333-7500 or visit www.freedomcenter.org.