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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:08:06 -0400
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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 www.UndergroundRailroadHistory.org or by 
calling 518-432-4432
The conference is April 12-14, 2013 at Russell Sage College in Troy and 
Albany, NY.