National Underground Railroad Conference Set

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Michelville  South CarolinaThe National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program and friends, will host the 2015 National Underground Railroad Conference in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, June 17-20, 2015.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Into the Light: Striving for Freedom and ‘an equal chance in the battle of life’”. The conference hopes to explore the transition from enslavement to freedom before, during, and after the Civil War, commemorate the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War, and the adoption of the 13th Amendment.

The location selected for this year’s conference is Mitchelville,South Carolina, which was established in 1862 as the first self-governing town of formerly enslaved people in America.

The call for proposals is located here. The deadline is March 2, 2015. More information about the conference, including lodging and registration information, can be found here.


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