"Freedom Trails at the Crossroads: Paths to Telling the Underground Railroad Story through History, Teaching, and Technology"
September 16-19, 2009-Indianapolis, IN
This year’s conference will take a cue from our host city, Indianapolis, which is referred to as the “Crossroads of America” and explore the Underground Railroad as a meeting point or a zone of contact in which cultures, geographies, regions, races/ethnicities, religious ideologies, and political ideologies met and interacted. In addition to exploring past connections, the conference will explore ways in which present day people interested in the story of the Underground Railroad transcend the local histories and make connections to a larger history of global significance.
This four-day conference will feature pre-conference events, exhibits, speakers, workshops, and a post-conference. Conference events will be hosted at the Hilton-Indianapolis North, 1-800-HILTONS.
To register for the conference or for further information, please visit us at www.indianafreedomtrails.org or www.ugrfriends.org.
Conference at a Glance
Wednesday, September 16: Pre-Conference Tour and Reception
Thursday, September 17: Opening Ceremony and Keynote by Dr. Keith Griffler Concurrent Sessions, Special Honoree and Panelist- Dr. Larry Gara, and Dinner Theater by Freetown Village- “A Matter of Justice”
Friday, September 18: Historical Re-Enactor Workshop, Keynote by Dr. Margaret Washington, Atlantic Slave Trade Database Workshop by Dr. David Eltis, and Concurrent Sessions
We look forward to greeting you in Indianapolis, IN!
This project has been funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service's Historic Preservation Fund administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic
Preservation and Archaeology.
Co-Sponsors: The National Park Service Network to Freedom Program, Indiana Freedom Trails, Organization of American Historians (OAH), the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DHPA), and the African American Research and Service Institute at Ohio University
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