Friday, January 13, 2006

Underground Railroad Conference

The Underground Railroad History Project of the (New York) Capital Region, Inc.

"The Underground Railroad: Connecting Pathways To Liberty"

A Conference On The Underground Railroad Movement In New York State (For more information and to register:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday - February 24, 25, 26, 2006
To be held at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York

Featuring Speakers:

David Blight, PhD - Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition of Yale University
Erica Ball, PhD - Assistant Professor of History at Union College in Schenectady
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Earl White - The leading, and award winning, African American Old Time and Appalachian fiddle player in the country featuring music in the spirit of Solomon Northup
a tour of Troy Underground Railroad sites and features
35 workshops featuring young people, teachers, scholars, musicians, drummers, dancers, archeologists, historians, and independent researchers...including...

Mayeesa Mitchell, student presenter
Amy Murrell Taylor, Assistant Professor of History, SUNYA
Don Papson, Vivian Papson, Rev. Fred Shaw, independent researchers and re-enactors
Students from New Covenant Charter School, Albany
Dr. Elaine Hadley, Empire State College
Neil B. Yetwin, independent researcher and educator
Stephen Marc, Prof. of Art, Arizona State Univ
Fergus Bordewich, author
Binod Sundararajan, Doctoral Candidate, Literature and Communication, RPI
Greg Mosley, Music artist, Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts Center
Julia Killey, Meghan Vacca, Zippy Gilmore, Alexandra Ktenas, Regina Morgan, RSC Student presenters
Prof. Jennifer Ball, Adjunct Professor, Russell Sage College
Vibetta Sanders, clinical social worker, school administrator, multi-cultural consultant, independent researcher
Dr. Mary Nell Morgan-Brown, Associate Professor, Empire State College
Norman K. Dann, Prof. Emeritus of Social Sciences, Morrisville State College
Maren Stein, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, Russell Sage College
Billie Luisi-Potts, Executive Dir., National Women's Hall of Fame
Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian
Dr. Judith Wellman, Historian and Director, Seneca County UGR Railroad Resources
Dr. Milton Sernett, Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University
Harry Bradshaw Matthews, Associate Dean and Director, US Pluralism Programs; Executive Director, USCT Institute
Wanda Webster, Artistic Director, UGR Players
Elena Mosley, Dance artist, Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts Center
Hugh C. Humphreys, retired Madison County judge and adjunct professor at Syracuse University
Jane Williamson, Director, Rokeby Museum
Scott Christianson, researcher and author
Kevin Cottrell & Jessica Thrope, co-owners, Mo Better Buffalo
Robert K. Wallace, Regents Prof., Northern Kentucky Univ.
April L. Harris, Adjunct Faculty, Sonoma State Univ., Syracuse Univ.
Clifford Oliver, independent researcher, artistic photographer
Nancy Marie Payne, storyteller
Lisa Anderson, Bioarcheologist
Corey McQuinn, archeologist
Cordell Reaves, Heritage NY
Paul Stewart, URHPCR
Edward Shaughnessy, Prof. of Sociology and Law, John Jay College, CUNY
Oscar Williams, Asst. Prof., Africana Studies, SUNYA
Sheri Jackson, Northeast Regional Coordinator, National Park Service Network to Freedom Program
Donald Hyman, educator, writer, actor, singer
Steve Tyson, independent researcher
Amy Godine, independent scholar, curator, and author

Organized by Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc., dedicated to researching, celebrating, and preserving the Capital Region's Underground Railroad story, with an emphasis on African-American Abolitionists and Freedom Seekers.

URHPCR, Inc. - P.O. Box 10851 - Albany, New York 12201 -
(518) 432-4432 -

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