Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Into the light: Striving for Freedom and 'an equal chance in the Battle of Life'
National Underground Railroad Conference 2016!
At the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
June 13 - 16, 2016
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This year's National Underground Railroad Conference will include tours of local historic grounds and sites, an opening reception, renowned keynote speakers, panel discussions, an exhibit hall, and more. More information is available at the following National Park Service link: National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program.
The theme for this year's conference is Into the Light: Striving for Freedom and 'an equal chance in the battle of life'. We will 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. This year provides a unique opportunity to pause and reflect on the meaning of freedom. The location selected for this year's conference is particularly significant since Mitchelville was established there in 1862 as the first self-governing town of formerly enslaved people in this country.
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Thank you. Sylvia Y. Cyrus, Executive Director, ASALH- The Founders of Black History Month