Topic ID #23283 - posted 9/19/2012 2:30 AM

CFP: Milestones to Freedom, underground railroad conference - Albany, NY

Jennifer Palmer

Fwd from NYHIST-L:

Milestones to Freedom: Emancipation Proclamation, Harriet Tubman, and
the March on Washington - a Legacy and a Future

The year 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation
Proclamation, the 100th anniversary of the death of Harriet Tubman and
the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. These, and other
key anniversary events, are milestones along the road to achieving
Martin Luther King’s vision articulated in his “I Have a Dream” speech.

This 12th annual conference on the Underground Railroad seeks to
connect the Underground Railroad, these key events and present day
struggles for freedom and justice. Toward this end the committee
solicits proposals that elaborate, analyze and articulate these
stories, connections within them and their relationship to the present.

We invite proposals that address reinterpretations, teaching, new
research, and that illustrate how such research can be used to
celebrate the story historically and contemporarily, as well as other
proposals related to the Underground Railroad in the past and its
relationship with us today.

Details are available at or by
calling 518-432-4432
The conference is April 12-14, 2013 at Russell Sage College in Troy and
Albany, NY.


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