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Adventure Cycling Association
Adventure Cycling Association is creating and mapping a bicycle route along one of the Underground Railroad corridors...
Missoula,
Montana
Carla Majernik,
cmajernik@adventurecycling.org,
406-721-1776
African American Resource Center
I have extensive files and continuing research on the Africans and Black Americans who lived in northern New England, particularly in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and southern Maine, during the UGRR period. We have recognized the abolitionist speakers who visited Portsmouth by placing one of the lecture halls on the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail. I am conducting research to positively identify area residents who were involved in UGRR activites...
Portsmouth,
New Hampshire
Valerie Cunningham,
nhblackhistory@aol.com,
603-431-2768
AFRICAN AMERICAN TOURISM COUNCIL OF MD, INC
THE COUNCIL IS INVOLVING IN RESEARCHING, DOCUMENTING AND DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION AND PROVIDING TOURS OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. In year 2000 and 2002, AATC organized and hosted a well attended UGRR worshop with lectures, tours, discussions and presentations. In year 2000, AATC successfully lobbied the Maryland General Assembly to designate March 10 annually as HARRIET TUBMAN REMEMBRANCE DAY IN MD...
Baltimore, MD 21229,
Maryland (outside DC metro area)
LOUIS FIELDS,
aatcofmd@aol.com,
410-783-5469
AFRICAN BAHAMIAN MUSEUM AND RESEARCH CENTER
The African Bahamanian Museum and Research Center (ABAC)researches and documents the Black Seminoles'escape from slavery in southern Florida, USA to freedom in Red Bay, Andros Islands, Bahamas during the early 1800s. The ABAC Museum plan to further the research of the Black Seminoles and their participation in the UGRR as well as develop interpretive programs at historical sites in Red Bay that are associated to their escape from slavery in the United States and final settlement in the Bahamas.
Nassau, Bahamas,
Outside territorial limits of U.S.
RITA PRATT,
drritapratt@hotmail.com,
242-324-0515
Allies for Freedom
Research and writing about John Brown and his family is important to Underground Railroad history. We act as a facilitator for events communication of local and regional Underground Railroad associations. Allies for Freedom members frequently provide information for speakers and organizations about the Underground Railroad as it relates to John Brown and African Americans in the locality of the Harpers Ferry raid in 1859...
Palo Alto,
California
Jean Libby,
editor@alliesforfreedom.org,
415-505-5131
Amed Literary, Inc.
The story of South Jersey free, Evangelical Black Christians is told through classroom lectures and a book authored in 1999, "The Underground Railroad: Ties That Bound Unveiled," by Emma Marie Trusty. Some operators of New Jersey's Underground Railroad were my ancestors who came from Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania
Emma Marie Trusty,
215-636-3069
Ancestral Promotions
Ancestral Promotions is geared to provide education and motivation regarding UGRR contributors through storytelling, theatrical productions, lectures, literature and other media...
Brooklyn, NY 11238-4422,
New York
Linda Cousins,
Akan@aol.com,
718-398-8941
Ascension Lutheran Church
no entry
Toledo,
Ohio
Michael Daniels,
micool47@aol.com,
419-535-7557
Buxton National Historic Site and Museum
Today Buxton is inhabited by descendents of the original settlers dedicated to preserving a rich heritage. In additiona to permanent and travelling exhibits of settlement artifacts, the museum houses a library and research centre of papers significant to North American black history. The site also preserves the original schoolhouse and cemetery...
North Buxton,
Outside territorial limits of U.S.
Bryan Prince,
bprince@ciaccess.com,
111-111-1111
Center for Minority Health, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
Adventure Cycling Association is a nonprofit organization promoting self-supported long-distance bicycle touring. Our mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle helping cyclists explore the landscapes and history of America for fitness, fun, and self-discovery. In collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Minority Health (CMH), our next route will be a corridor of the Underground Railroad...
Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania
Stephen Thomas,
sbthomas@cmh.pitt.edu,
412-624-5665
Cooling Springs Farm
Adamstown, Maryland, 21710,
Maryland (DC metro area)
Delaware Public Archives
Within our collection is imbedded over 300 years of African American history. The Slavery Papers alone consist of hundreds of legal documents related to the treatment and lives of slaves in Delaware. Church records reveal the tone of parishioners towards slavery...
Dover,
Delaware
Timothy A. Slavin,
tslavin@state.de.us,
302-744-5000
Florida Living History, Inc.

FLH, Inc. is committed to increasing understanding and knowledge of the early beginnings of Africans struggle for freedom which is embodied in the history of Fort Mose.  The roots of this struggle run deep into America's colonial paster...

St. Augustine,
Florida
Dr. Richard L. Shortlidge,
shortledger@bellsouth.net,
1-800-352-4478
Florida Underground Railroad Project
The Florida Underground Railroad Project (FURP) is dedicated to educating the public concerning the lives of enslaved people and their quest for basic human rights. FURP goals are: *Create programs that will expose and inform youth about the UGRR; *Raise and maintain public awareness about the lives of freedom seekers as it relates to the UGRR; *Encourage sharing local histories as well as commemorating UGRR sites and landscapes in which their histories were enacted; *Initiate interpretation strategies regarding documented UGRR sites, stories, and freedom seekers.
Miami,
Florida
Kristohpher Smith,
furp@mail.com,
305-989-9104
Fort Gibson Historic Site
Associated Entity's: The Cherokee Slave Revolt of 1842 began at Joseph Vann's plantation and culminated at Fort Gibson where five Cherokee and one Choctaw slave were held untill a disposition was made of them. 1845 General Jesup arrived to construct a new portion of the fort.They were given sanctuary and the protection of the military against efforts to removeand capture them, Over fifty were employed in the construction of the new stone buildings...
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma 74434-0457,
Oklahoma
Omar Reed,
oreed@okhistory.org,
918 478 4088
Freedom Road 1, LLC

Freedom Road 1, LLC is committed to increasing understanding and knowledge of the early beginnings of Africans struggle for freedom during American colonial days through the movement of Gullah Geechee freedomseekers from the Carolinas into Spanish Florida and the formation of Black Seminole maroons...

St. Augustine,
Florida
Derek Hankerson,
derekhankerson@bellsouth.net
G. Galin Berrier
Ankeny,
Iowa
G. Galin Berrier,
email@email.com,
515-965-8242
Gary L. Knepp
Batavia,
Ohio
Gary L. Knepp,
GKnepp@cinci.rr.com,
513-732-3415
Historical New York Research Associates
Devoted to historical research and interpretation, with a focus on community research projects relating to women, the UGRR, African Americans, and historic sites...
Fulton, New York,
New York
Judith Wellman,
wellman@twcny.rr.com,
315-598-4387
Institute for Freedom Studies/Northern Kentucky University
The Institute for Freedom Studies serves to promote interdisciplinary research, teaching, and community outreach grounded in the scholarly study of American cultural history with a specific focus on the legacy of the enslavement experience and the Underground Railroad. Institute faculty members offer Underground Railroad courses each semester, which explore and critique the themes of freedom, slavery, and resistance. The Institute’s goals are to: 1) Partner with and help to empower grassroots community groups to conduct heritage preservation and local history studies; 2) Support interdisciplinary academic research in the Underground Railroad; 3) Develop curricula and faculty opportunities for teaching about the Underground Railroad; and 4) Work in partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to conduct public education, teaching, and research on the Underground Railroad...
Highland Heights,
Kentucky
Prince Brown, Jr.,
brownp@nku.edu,
859-572-5254
J.C. Maxwell Broadcasting dba
WMPR Radio station is commencing in February of 2004 a weekly radio broadcast program entitled "The Drinking Gourd". This program has the express purpose of educating the public at large about the UnderGround RailRoad. The format is a 15 minute weekly broadcast...
Jackson, MS 39209,
Mississippi
Renee Shakespeare,
RShakespeare@wmpr901.com,
601-948-5835
Juneteenth Festival Company
Our organization is very involved with sharing local and regional history which gives new light to the history of legalized slavery in America. These places, people and events include the Great Dismal Swamp, a major stop on the Underground Railroad; the Nat Turner Insurrection which was the first significant slave uprising in North America and many other stories which present a more realistic view of how Americans dealt with this very divisive issue and whose legacy continues to resonate in modern times.
Portsmouth,
Virginia (outside DC metro area)
Sheri Bailey,
juneteenthva@netscape.net,
757-397-5963
Kate Clifford Larson, Ph.D.
Kate Clifford Larson, PhD. is a historian and author of Bound For the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero, one of the first non-juvenile Tubman biographies published in six decades. With degrees from Simmons College and Northeastern University, and a doctorate in history from the University of New Hampshire, Larson is the consultant for the Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study of the National Park Service...
Winchester,
Massachusetts
Kate Clifford Larson,
kcliflar@aol.com,
781-756-1930
Kennett Underground Railroad Center
The Kennett Underground Railroad Center is a non-profit organization focusing on educating the public through its learning center, exhibits, the Kennett URR Heritage Trail Tour, dramas and lectures, and education/outreach programs. KURC also helps to preserve our historical buildings and sites by applying for National Registry status or assisting property owners to do so. The Kennett Underground Railroad Center documents over two dozen underground railroad sites or "stations" within an eight-mile radius of Kennett Square...
Kennett Square,
Pennsylvania
Marlene Drewes,
610-444-0169
KENTUCKY CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE
LOUISVILLE,
Kentucky
CLEST LANIER,
clest.lanier@kcaah.org,
502-583-4100
Kentucky Underground Railroad Research Institute
The purpose of the Kentucky Underground Railroad Research Institute is to: *Stimulate interest, identify, map, document and distribute literature regarding UGRR escape routes, stories, personalities, and events; *Provide a central location for accessing and distributing information, documents, archival data, and artifacts associated with the UGRR; *Establish community educational programs for discussion, promotin, and technical assistance designed to empower community UGRR research and preservation; *Support local efforts to preserve and interpret the UGRR sites, including those that may not qualify for national recognition...
Georgetown,
Kentucky
Alicestyne Turley-Adams, Director,
Alicestyne_Adams@georgetowncollege.edu,
502-863-7073
Kimberly L Simmons
I am honored to carry the leagacy of the Underground Railroad as a descendant of a "passenger". My Great,Great,Great Grandmother was the first fugitive slave to escape through the Wisconsin(Milwaukee)route. Her name was Caroline Quarrels and her escape has been well documented by quite a few sources in the State of Wisconsin...
Detroit,
Michigan
Kimberly Simmons,
kimberly_l_simmons@yahoo.com,
313-917-3005
L & P International
writer, genealogist, and historian
Williamsburg, VA 23188,
Connecticut
Sandi Brewster-Walker,
lpimeetings@aol.com,
757-229-1655
Maryland Office of Tourism Development
The Maryland Office of Tourism Development (OTD) produces and distributes tourism products to promote and interpret Maryland's Underground Railroad resources in the Network to Freedom Program. These products include an Underground Railroad Map Guide. The OTD also works collectively with other agencies to manage, interpret and promote Maryland's Underground Railroad Scenic Byway and associated driving tour...
Baltimore,
Maryland (outside DC metro area)
Marci Ross,
mross@choosemaryland.org,
410-767-6286
Meadowbrook UGRR Research Center
Presently research historian for Franklin County, Pennsylvania and speaker from South Carolina to New York on the UGRR and slavery...
Greencastle,
Pennsylvania
Thomas J. Gerhart ,
gerhart@innernet.net,
717-597-2666
Mother Lode Black Heritage Foundation
The nature of the racial climate in California as it came into statehood in 1850 was such that the freedom of slaves and the civil rights of all African Americans was in question and subject to fierce debate. The Gold Rush overlapped this period and diverse numbers of blacks, slave and free, were invariably swept up in the teeming migration that ensued. The politics and practices of the 49ers followed the migration, including those of slave hunters and stations masters of the Underground Railroad...
Sonora,
California
Sylvia Roberts,
blackminer@gmail.com,
(209) 532-0175
Neighborhood Preservation and Community Development Services
Mr. Harris's involvement with Underground Railroad history began in 1999 as part of his efforts to preserve the Lancaster, PA home and law office of U.S...
Lancaster,
Pennsylvania
Randolph Harris,
rmkharris314@verizon.net,
717-291-2110
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Several structures in New Bedford have been identified as possible safe houses used by freedomseekers on the Underground Railroad. Many of the city's free African-American residents and Quakers were active in the abolitionist movement and are believed to have helped harbor enslaved African Americans seeking their freedom. An estimated three hundred to seven hundred escaped slaves lived in New Bedford between the mid 1840s and 1860...
New Bedford, MA 02740,
Massachusetts
Frank Barrows,
frank_barrows@nps.gov,
508-996-4095
North Carolina African American Heritage Commission

 

The North Carolina Legislature established the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission in October 2008 to "assist the (state)Secretary of Cultural Resources in the preservation, interpretation, and promotion of African American history, arts, and culture."

Mission:

To preserve, protect, and promote North Carolina's African American history, arts, and culture for all people.

Durham,
North Carolina
Michelle Lanier,
michelle.lanier@ncdcr.gov,
919-477-7017
North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites and Properties

 
Within our division, we are proud to operate three (3) designated Network to Freedom sites (Colonial Park Edenton), Old Town of Halifax District, and Somerset Place).We also operate sites that, we believe, have strong freedom seeking history; specifically 
Historic Stagville's remarkable connection to freedom seeker Mary
Walker, Ft. Anderson's use as a "contraband camp," Ft...

Durham,
North Carolina
Michelle Lanier,
michelle.lanier@ncdcr.gov,
919-477-7103
North Star Productions, Inc.
North Star Productions is located in the Buffalo Trace Region of Kentucky and five minutes from historic downtown Augusta. There are a number of sites in the six county region designated as part of the Underground Railroad. In addition, Augusta was home to the first Methodist College in the world...
Augusta,
Kentucky
Shirley Mohrfield,
northstardrama@hotmail.com,
513-887-2300
P.R.I.S.M! Educational Resource Company
P.R.I...
South Farmingdale,
New York
Gene Alexander,
petersea@farmingdale.edu,
631-842-9549
Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau
As a heritage tourism partner in the Lancaster/York Heritage Region, we provide guidance for the development and marketing of Pennsylvania's Underground Railroad Story. Our destination includes Network to Freedom Sites such as Lancaster's Bethel AME Church, in addition to the URR story-rich towns of Columbia and Christiana.
Lancaster,
Pennsylvania
Wendy Nagle,
wnagle@padutchcountry.com,
717-299-8901
Pickens County Tourism Association
Carrollton,
Alabama
Tony Junkin,
tjunkin@fnbca.com,
205-367-8701
Plano African American Museum
The Plano African American Museum is interested in an association with the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program because we share a common goal to educate the public on historically significant events, such as the Underground Railroad, particularly the journey through the Deep South and Texas. PAAM desires to be a part of the Underground Railroad’s modern day diversity constituency focused on the common goal of helping others escape to freedom, in this day, through research, study, knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the experience of enslaved African Americans. PAAM desires to be the Texas scouts, the navigators and the conductors, much like the original Underground Railroad, who provide shelter and food for thought and study, who provide protection from distraction and disillusionment, and who provide guidance on the journey for knowledge, understanding and hope as we all prepare today for our future by exploring and studying our past...
Plano,
Texas
T.J. Johnson,
tj.johnson@usdoj.gov,
214.659.8715
Plantation Quilts South
My families envolvement was discussed in the book Hidden in Plain View. I had always know that my family participated in the UGRR and we're dedicated to research, document and teaching.
Atlanta, GA,
Georgia
Teresa Kemp,
trkemp@hotmail.com,
678-637-6715
Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc.
The Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc. is a grassroots organization dedicated to the preservation of Black history and culture in the region. When it became apparant that no other institution or organization in Northern New England was involved in the systematic documentation of UGRR routes, we began to assume that role...
Portsmouth,
New Hampshire
Valerie Cunningham,
pbhtrail@aol.com,
603-431-2768
Quachapele's Productions (TM)
The association to the Underground Railroad has to do with the fact that most of my characters came through the area known as the “West trailhead” here in east-central Kansas. This information comes from published publications, oral history and recent research involving Mound City and the activities of the people that came into this area to set up stations.
Mound City,
Kansas
Sista'h Queen A. Quachapele,
quachapele@moundcityks.com,
913-795-4429
Renee Moore
SOLOMON NORTHUP DAY – A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM Event History: Solomon Northup was born a free man in Minerva, NY, July 1808. Solomon was a literate man who worked on the Champlain Canal, was a carpenter and inventor. While working as a cabbie and violinist in Saratoga Springs, he was kidnapped, held in a slave pen in Washington, DC and sold into slavery in Louisiana for 12 years before regaining his freedom...
Saratoga Springs,
New York
Renee Moore,
rmoore9@nycap.rr.com,
518-587-8978
Samuel L Craig
La Harpe,
Illinois
Samuel Craig,
samcraig55@hotmail.com,
217-659-3008
Sankofa Center
As previously indicated, Sankofa Center is dedicated to increasing the documentation of African American community history. In our research, we have come to learn of references to the Underground Railroad in specific communities.
Wake Forest, NC 27588,
North Carolina
Nyoni Collins,
sankofacenter@mail.com,
919 554-1799
Skywalker Storyteller
Skywalker Storyteller has conducted independent research of the UGRR over the past few years. Her goal, as a storyteller, is to make audiences experience the emotions, courage, reality, and relevance to today of the UGRR, as well as to share the historic information.
Des Moines,
Iowa
Skywalker Payne,
skystoryteller@blackplanet.com,
515-282-1745
THE ARMISTEAD-PETTIFORD HOME FOUNDATION
The Armistead-Pettiford home, built prior to the Civil War, was designed to assist freedom seekers through water routes with coordination from northern sailors. The escape route was a underground tunnel leading from the house to the river. The entrances to the passage way still exist in the home...
Tuskegee,
Alabama
Cassandra Braye,
Bravans02@aol.com,
409-626-0891
The Society for Equitable Excellence / Jacob Morris
From Frederick Douglass landing in NYC when he escaped from slavery to documenting the locations of the NYC Vigilance Committee - which was the foundation for Underground Railroad activity in NYC - we are working to reveal the pervasiveness of participation...
NY,
New York
Jacob Morris,
blackorchidxl@yahoo.com,
212 865 5957
Thomas K. Hoerrle
I am a UGRR tour guide for the Lorain County Visitors Bureau. Plus I also give toours at the Burrell Homestead in Sheffield Village, Ohio. The Burrell Homestead is a well-known UGRR stop in Lorain County, and was the last stop before freedom in Canada...
Lorain, Ohio 44055,
Ohio
Thomas K. Hoerrle,
r17t7@hotmail.com,
440-396-0950
Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve
The Timucuan National Preserve is dedicated to educating the public concerning the lives of enslaved people and their quest for basic human rights. At Kingsley Plantation, a unit of Timucuan National Preserve, visitors who attend ranger-guided programs leave with the concept of how the hope of freedom affected the lives of enslaved Africans and planters alike. They learn that this freedom was often attained in many different ways at a great cost...
Jacksonville,
Florida
Roger Clark, Chief Ranger,
Roger__Clark@nps.gov,
904-251-3537
TOMORROW'S R.O.A.D.
Tomorrow's R.O.A...
Charlotte,
North Carolina
Reneisha Black-Ferguson,
connections@carolina.rr.com,
704.999-1180
Tribute at Freedom's Crossing, Inc.
African-American Heritage and National Underground Railroad Tours. Historical Monument Commemoration educating through national UGRR tours. inbound and outbound service...
Lancaster, Pa. 17608-1088,
Pennsylvania
Terri Durden,
Freedomscrossing@aol.com,
717-341-6904
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Southwest Mississippi/Louisiana UGRR Association and Miles College, Birmingham, AL, will conduct historical and archival research to identify and verify those sites associated with Underground Railroad operations along the lower Mississippi River corridor...
Vicksburg,
Mississippi
Jim Wojtala,
Jim.M.Wojtala@mvk02.usace.army.mil,
601-631-5428
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Center for Lowell History
Through its collections and programs the Center for Lowell History encourages and supports research in a wide variety of areas including the study of Lowell (Massachusetts) and the Underground Railroad...
Lowell,
Massachusetts
Martha Mayo,
martha_mayo@uml.edu,
978-934-4998
Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office
The slave revolt on St. John in 1733 marks one of the earliest uprisings by enslaved African peoples in the Americas. The island of St...
St. Thomas,
U.S. Virgin Islands
Myron D. Jackson,
sankofa@viaccess.net,
340-776-8605
Washington High School Research History Class c/o Paul LaRue
The Washington High School Research History Class is composed of seniors who elect to perform historical research using primary source materials during their school day. This "class" began in 1998, and our first project was to research local ties to the Underground Railroad. Since that time we have worked on other projects, but we continue to collect and share data on our community's extensive Underground Railroad history...
Washington Court House,
Ohio
Paul Larue,
wshhistory@washingtonch.k12.oh.us,
740-335-0820