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How to Become a Network to Freedom Partner

Becoming a Network Partner is easy. The only requirements are that the partner has some association to preserving, commemorating, or educating the public about the Underground Railroad, and that the partner's actions are consistent with the spirit of the missions and practices of the Network to Freedom Program and the National Park Service.

If you and your organization would like to become a Network Partner, first send a letter to your regional coordinator. Contact information for each of our regional coordinators can be found on our Contact Us page. You will receive a confirmation letter including the most recent literature on the Network to Freedom Program and be added to the Network to Freedom mailing list.

In your letter, please address the following items:

  • the name and address of the agency, company, or organization;
  • the name, address, and phone, fax, and e-mail information of principal contact;
  • an abstract not to exceed 200 words describing the partner's activity, or mission statement; and
  • a brief description of the entity's association to the Underground Railroad

Basically that's all there is to it! Once your information has been reviewed and approved, you'll receive a letter from the National Park Service acknowledging you as a partner in the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program.

Last updated: February 13, 2021