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Annual Conference

2015 save the date

40 acres and a mule, by Sonja Griffin Evans commemorates Mitchelville, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  Mitchelville Freedom Park is a Network to Freedom site recognizing the community established in 1862 as the first self-governing town of formerly enslaved people.

 
 
Upcoming Conference:

 

Into the Light:  Striving for Freedom and

"an equal chance in the battle of life"

POSTPONED:  NO LONGER June 17-20-2015
 
The dates for the 2015 National Underground Railroad Conference have been unexpectedly changed to accommodate government conference procedures. The conference will not beheld in June. The conference planning team is re-scheduling the conference dates and will send a notice out when they have been finalized. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change. This year the annual conference will explore the transition from slavery to freedom, while highlighting Hilton Head's Mitchelville, established in 1862 as the first self-governing town of formerly enslaved people in America.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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The National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program and friends, will host the 2015 National Underground Railroad Conference in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, June 17-20, 2015. The theme for this year’s conference is Into the Light: Striving for Freedom and ‘an equal chance in the battle of life’. We will explore the transition from enslavement to freedom before, during, and after the Civil War, commemorate the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War, and the adoption of the 13th Amendment. This year provides a unique opportunity to pause and reflect on the meaning of freedom. The location selected for this year’s conference is particularly significant since Mitchelville was established there in 1862 as the first self-governing town of formerly enslaved people in this country.

 


See the link below for the call for proposals. Deadline is March 2, 2015

http://proposals.oah.org/nurc/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Conference

 

Conference Hotel:

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

Registration information coming soon.

For More Information, contact:

Diane Miller, National Program Manager, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program, 402.661.1588/diane_miller@nps.gov or Sheri Jackson, Southeast Regional Coordinator, 404.507.5635/sheri_jackson@nps.gov.

 

Conference Partners:

          ASALH_Logo          OAH    Hilton Head chamber logo

 

 
Past Conferences:

 

September 10-15, 2007
 Georgetown, Kentucky
September 15-20, 2008
 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 16-19, 2009
 Indianapolis, Indiana
July 28-31, 2010
 Topeka, Kansas
June 15-18, 2011
 Clermont County, Ohio (Cincinnati)
June 20-24, 2012
St. Augustine, Florida
June 19-22, 2013
 
Little Rock, Arkansas
 July 16-20, 2014
 
Detroit, Michigan