Escaping to Destinations South: The Underground Railroad, Cultural Identity, and Freedom along the Southern Borderlands
St. Augustine, Florida
June 20-23, 2012
The National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program announces the 2012 National Underground Railroad Conference, held in St. Augustine, Florida, from June 20th to 23rd. The Call for Proposals is now available on the Organization of American Historians website at http://www.oah.org/programs/nps/2012ugrr/index.html.
The 2012 conference will explore resistance to slavery through escape and flight to and from the South, including through international flight, from the 16th century to the end of the Civil War. The conference will highlight how southern freedom seekers seized unique opportunities to escape enslavement through flight into Spanish Florida and the Seminole Nation, to the Caribbean Islands, and into the western borderlands of Indian Territory, Texas, and Mexico. Other conference topics include southern freedom seekers during the War of 1812 and the American Civil War.
Gullah Geechee and Black Seminole descendents are especially welcome to participate in the conference.
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