Harriet Tubman Symposium Planned in Auburn


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Harriet Tubman SymposiumOn November 8 and 9, 2013, Cayuga Community College in Auburn, NY will host “Harriet Tubman: No Longer Underground,” a two-day symposium marking the centennial of the death of Harriet Tubman in 1913.

Co-Sponsored by the Harriet Tubman Boosters Club, the Seward House Museum, and the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, the symposium will celebrate the life and work of the heroic African American woman who escaped slavery, conducted other slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad, served the Union Army during the Civil War, and worked as a humanitarian and advocate for women’s rights throughout the 50 years she lived in Auburn.

The program will include leading historians presenting new research and insights about Harriet Tubman, highlighting the social context in which she lived, to encourage greater appreciation, respect for and understanding of our present-day cultural and racial diversity, and to illustrate the relevance of Harriet Tubman’s legacy to continuing struggles for human rights throughout the world.

The cost of the conference is:

$85 per person for the full symposium, including Friday and Saturday sessions and Friday evening keynote dinner
$55 per person for symposium daytime sessions, including Friday and Saturday
$40 Friday sessions only
$25 Saturday sessions only
$30 Friday keynote banquet only

More information about the agenda and the list of speakers and Tubman scholars can be found online.  To add your name to our mailing list to receive updates about the symposium, email Planning Committee Co-Chair Rosemarie Romano at rosemarie.romano@gmail.com.

 

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