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
See the link below for the call for proposals. Deadline is March 2, 2015
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sheri Jackson, Southeast Regional Coordinator, email@example.com.