2015 National Underground Railroad Conference
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
June 17-20, 2015

The National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (NTF) Program and friends, will host its annual 2015 National Underground Railroad Conference in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, June 17-20, 2015. The theme for this year's conference is Into the Light: Striving for Freedom and "an equal chance in the battle of life". We will explore the transition from enslavement to freedom before, during, and after the Civil War, commemorate the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War, and the adoption of the 13th Amendment. This year provides a unique opportunity to pause and reflect on the meaning of freedom.

The Conference Program Committee welcomes proposals from a wide variety of scholars, community researchers, site stewards, educators and others interested in Underground Railroad history.

Proposals can be submitted for (1) panels up to three individuals and a moderator on a particular theme or topic and (2) individual 20 minute presentations. Individual submissions that are accepted will be placed on a panel by the Program Committee. Conference applications will be reviewed by the 2015 Conference Program Committee.

Deadline for receipt of proposals: March 2, 2015

Accepted presenters can expect to receive notification by March 30, 2015

For more information and to view the full call for proposals please visit: www.nps.gov/ugrr

Please direct any questions to:

Sheri Jackson, Southeast Regional Coordinator, Network to Freedom, National Park Service: sheri_jackson@nps.gov


Diane Miller, National Program Manager, Network to Freedom, National Park Service: diane_miller@nps.gov

To propose a single paper, click here.

To propose a complete session, click here.