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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"

CANCELLED until further notice.
For more information, click here.


Travel and Accommodations

Pre-Conference Events

Keynote Speakers

Conference Schedule

Field Sessions

Conference Exhibitor

Sponsors & Partners

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities 


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