This three day conference will be held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida on May 29-31, 2003. It is open to all having interests in scholarship related to the resistance to enslavement through escape and flight in Florida and the surrounding areas of the Caribbean, as well as the mainlands of North, Central and South America; historic activity described by or associated with terms such as "cimarrón" or "cimarrónes," "marronnage," "palenques, "quilombos," and "Black Seminoles" among others, and known in the United States by the term "Underground Railroad."
A highlight of the conference will be a moderated panel discussion exploring the needs and challenges facing collaborative and multicultural research and interpretation at the grass-roots, institutional and academic levels regarding historic Afro-Latin American resistance to enslavement through escape and flight. The conference will be open to all having interests in this area of study.
Tamara R. Williams
Conferences and Publications Manager
Freedom Stations & Research Programs
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
312 Elm St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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