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Annual Conference


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.



Into the Light:  Striving for Freedom and

"an equal chance in the battle of life"

June 13-16, 2016

Location:  Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Westin Hilton Head



Travel and Accommodations

Affiliated Conference Events

Keynote Speaker

Conference Schedule

Field Sessions

Conference Exhibitor

Sponsors & Partners



Diane Miller, National Program Manager, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program, 443-477-4476/diane_miller@nps.gov or Sheri Jackson, Southeast Regional Coordinator, 404.507.5635/sheri_jackson@nps.gov.


Conference Partners:

             ASALH new 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