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Subject: [UNDERGROUND-RR] URR NEWS: ALBANY (NY) CONFERENCE, FEBRUARY 2003; SMITHSONIAN (Washington, DC) CONFERENCE, FEBRUARY 2003; AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION, NOVEMBER 2002; DOCUMENTARY WHISPERS OF ANGELS WINS AWARD.
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 14:00:36 -0400
URR NEWS: ALBANY (NY) CONFERENCE, FEBRUARY 2003; SMITHSONIAN (Washington,
DC) CONFERENCE, FEBRUARY 2003; AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION, NOVEMBER
2002; DOCUMENTARY "WHISPERS OF ANGELS" WINS AWARD.
ALBANY (NY): URR MOVEMENT AND CONTEXT, FEB. 22, 2003
You Are Invited To Celebrate An Important Chapter in Albany's Heritage...
"The Underground Railroad: Movement and Context" A Conference About the
Underground Railroad And the Capital Region's 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 county's recognition of its UGRR history.
A wide range of workshops will be offered on this subject area including:
The African American Diaspora Liberation Struggle; Archeology's
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 Visitor's
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
PASSAGES TO FREEDOM: URR CONFERENCE AT THE SMITHSONIAN, FEBRUARY 27- MARCH
A national conference on the Underground Railroad and America's struggle
over slavery and abolition will be held at the Smithsonian Institution's
National Museum of American History in Washington, DC from Feb 27-March 1,
2003. Contact Orloff Miller 513-412-6913.
URR RAILROAD DOCUMENTARY WHISPERS OF ANGELS WINS AWARD
Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad, TELEDUCTION's
dramatic documentary airing on American Public Television will receive the
Chris Award for History Programming at the 50th Annual Columbus Film and
Video Festival. The program earned 7 out of 7 points in competitive
judging. The program's script will receive an honorable mention, having
earned 5 out of 7 points from judges. The program is also eligible to win
"best of festival" at ceremonies being held in November.
AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION. ANNUAL CONFERENCE, HOUSTON, TEXAS, NOVEMBER
This year's annual meeting of the American Studies Association includes a
panel on "Empowering Local Historians of the Underground Railroad via
Digital Libraries and Freedom Stations" chaired by Eric Ledell Smith, State
Museum of Pennsylvania, with papers by: Orloff Miller, Freedom Stations
Program, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
National Scope and Community Focus: Empowering Local Historians of the
Underground Railroad via Digital Libraries and Freedom Stations; Guy
Washington,National Park Service, Pacific West Regional Coordinator,
National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, The California Database:
African American Pioneers of Freedom, 1848-1869; Jean Libby, California
History Center & Foundation Board of Trustees, De Anza College Mirror on an
Abolitionist: Tracing John Brown Through Images ; and Eric Ledell Smith,
Looking for the Carpetbag: Primary Records of John Brown in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
October 18, 2002
Christopher Densmore, Curator
Friends Historical Library
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081-1399