Register Now for the 2014 National UGRR Conference! Early Bird Registration ends June 20th!
"I Resolved Never to Be Conquered":
Women and the Underground Railroad
The title for this year's conference is taken from words penned by freedom seeker Harriet Jacobs. Her sentiment shows her determination, "though one of God's most powerless creatures," to retain control over herself and her body despite her enslaved status. The conference's focus on women recognizes NTF program's new organizational link with the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Monument, and will explore that while Tubman has been the dominant image of women and the Underground Railroad, her involvement is part of a larger story of women's participation in the movement, as freedom seekers and as operatives.
The five-day conference in will include renowned speakers, panel discussions, an exhibit hall, and tours of local museums and historic sites. There will also be an opportunity to tour Canada on Sunday, July 20th. So be sure to have your passports or enhanced driver's licenses ready!
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