Sunday, March 25, 2012

11th annual Underground Railroad Public History Conference

The Underground Railroad Turned On Its Head: Old Themes, New Directions and its relationship with us today

The 11th annual Underground Railroad Public History Conference
Organized by Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.
Co-sponsored by Russell Sage College and Rensselaer County Historical Society
April 13-15, 2012

Highlights of Saturday, April 14 -
Over 25 workshops are scheduled, along with vendors and poster displays.

Of special interest is the inflatable art work Spectres of Liberty – the Ghost of the Liberty Street Church, modeled after Henry Highland Garnet’s Liberty Street Church.

An evening reception will feature Babacar Baiye from Goree Island, Senegal. Known as the 'Door of No Return', Goree Island was the last portal of home for many sold into bondage and bound for enslavement in the Americas.

Choose from the 'a la carte' menu of tours, workshops, concert, receptions, and art exhibit.
"The gold standard of Underground Railroad conferences" (Fergus Bordewich, author
of Bound for Canaan)

Reserve your place - Don't miss this historic weekend program - pass the word on.
Registration materials are available
Questions? email or call 518-432-4432

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