Theme: Telling Our Stories: The National Significance of Local Events on the Underground Railroad Movement September 16,17,18, 2004
Co-Sponsored by Northern Kentucky University's Institute for Freedom Studies and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, OH
This call invites abstracts/papers, which tell local Underground Railroad (UGRR) stories, from community researchers and people in all academic disciplines. The aim of this conference is to help explain how the cumulative effect of hundreds of events all over the country resulted in the abolition of slavery due in large part to the Underground Railroad Movement. It will also increase the knowledge base of local communities in telling their stories. We are only beginning to understand what we can learn about our shared heritage from the lessons inherent in the UGRR Movement.
The conference coincides with the opening of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (www.freedomcenter.org) in Cincinnati, Ohio, in August 2004. The Center’ mission is to educate the public about the UGRR and its legacy.
Selected conference presentations will be published. Abstracts of all presentations are due June 15; completed papers in Chicago Manual of Style format are due August 15.
Submit abstracts/papers to:
The Institute for Freedom Studies
330 Landrum Hall
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY 41099
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