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Subject: [UNDERGROUND-RR] First Official Announcement - Albany Conference
Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2002 22:50:57 -0400
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You Are Invited To Celebrate An Important Chapter in Albanys Heritage...
The Underground Railroad:
Movement and Context
A Conference About the Underground Railroad
And the Capital Regions Participation
February 22, 2003 * The College of Saint Rose * Albany, New York
The Conference keynote speaker will be Judith Wellman, Ph.D., director of Historical New
York, Inc. since 1998 and retired professor of history at SUNY-Oswego. She has written and
spoken widely on the Underground Railroad, and has been important in her countys recognition
of its UGRR history.
A wide range of workshops will be offered on this subject area including: The African
American Diaspora Liberation Struggle; Archeologys Contribution: Tools and Analysis; The
Underground RR in Albany; Primary Source Documentation: A Primer; UGR Stories by Story
Tellers; Quilts & the UGRR: New Controversies; Fugitive Stories: Moses Viney; African
American History in the First Half of the 19th Century; Level Appropriate Educator Workshops.
The program will feature theater, abolition music, and a litany remembering some of the
fugitives whose names are known and who passed through the Capital Region.
Co-sponsoring groups include: The Underground Railroad History Project, Historic Albany
Foundation, The College of Saint Rose History and Political Science Department, Hartgen
Associates, M. C. Lawton Club, Albany Visitors Center (List in Formation)
The Pre-registration fee is $15.
The Underground Railroad History Project is devoted to researching, identifying, celebrating,
and preserving the Underground Railroad's story in the Capital Region.
For additional Information & Registration Contact: The Underground Railroad History Project -
Box 10851 - Albany, NY 12201 - 518-432-4432