CONFERENCE: Annual Underground Railroad History Conference

January 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm Leave a comment

9th Annual Underground Railroad History Conference

Organized by the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc., hosted by Russell Sage College of Troy, NY and in collaboration with Rensselaer County Historical Society.

Gender, Class, Race and Ethnicity in Abolitionism, on the Underground Railroad, and in the Struggle Since

February 26 – 28, 2010

Schedule of Events

February 26

Day Program

The Not So Underground Underground Railroad, presented by Kathy Sheehan, Rensselaer County Historian and Mary Liz Stewart, Scholar-In-Residence, the Sage Colleges and co-founder URHPCR

Evening Program

Guest Lecturer: Rhonda Y. Williams, PhD
Address: Railroads, Streets & Bridges – Black Women & Freedom Journeys

• Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer
• Associate professor of history at Case Western Reserve University
• Program faculty for the ethnic studies and women and gender studies programs
• Author of The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women’s Struggles Against Urban
Inequality (2004)

February 27

Day Program

Keynote Speaker: Rosemary Sadlier, President, Ontario Black History Society
Address: Mary Ann Shadd – Publisher, Editor, Teacher, Lawyer, Suffragette

• Lobbied Canadian government to declare February as Black History Month
throughout Canada
• Author of The Kids Book of Black Canadian History (2003), Tubman: Harriet
Tubman and the Underground Railroad, Her Life in the United States and Canada
(1996), Mary Ann Shadd: Publisher, Editor, Teacher, Lawyer, Suffragette (1994)

Evening Program

Art Exhibit Opening & Book Signing
Mark Priest, artist – The Charles Nalle Rescue exhibit
Scott Christianson, author – Freeing Charles book signing

February 28

Tours of the Underground Railroad and African American heritage sites

For a complete listing of pre-conference activities, workshops, speakers, accommodations, sponsors and directions, please visit the  UGR website at: or call directly at: 518-432-4432.

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