Underground Railroad – Albany

Date: February 24, 2007 - February 25, 2007

Location: The College of St. Rose, Albany
Cost: $95
Cut-Off Date: February 16
Contact Hours: 15
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Join the annual conference of the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region. Attend content lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and guided tours. Dine with the experts as part of the experience in learning about the Underground Railroad in the Capital Region and bring back to the classroom information, documents, and activities. This program has been revised in order to provide 15 contact hours. For detailed information on the individual workshops, panel sessions and directions go to www.ugrworkshop.com

  • Sat. February 24 — College of St. Rose in St. Joseph’s Hall, faces Madison Ave.
    Parking is available across from St. Joseph’s Hall (College of St. Rose lot.)
  • 9:00 Welcome and Overview
  • 9:30 Keynote: “The Narrative Arc of Margaret Garner’s Life & Beyond” —
    Delores M. Walters, Ph.D.
  • 10:30 Workshop Session I
  • 11:30 19th Century African American Dance and Music Workshop — Earl White
  • 12:30 Lunch with a conference presenter
  • 1:30 Panel Discussions
  • 2:30 Workshop Session II
  • 3:30 Remembering the Underground Railroad and Those Who Traveled It —
    Andy Feffer, Union College
  • 4:00 History’s Tangled Threads — Fergus Bordewich, author of Bound for Canaan:
    The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America — his op-ed
    column was published in the NewYork Times 2/02/07
  • 6:00 Dinner with conference presenters
  • 7:30 “Harriet, Harriet, Harriet, Harriet”: Play celebrating the lives of Harriet
    Tubman, Harriet Myers, Harriet Jacobs, and Harriet Beecher Stowe with
  • Sun. February 25 — 9:00-3:00
  • 9:00 Underground Railroad Exhibit: Albany Heritage Area Visitor Center
  • 10:30 People of Courage, People of Hope, Seekers of Justice: The Albany Underground
    Railroad Buas Tour
  • TBD Screening of Amazing Grace — a movie on the abolition of the slave trade
    in England opening the weekend of February 23 —

For further information contact IHARE at 914-939-9071 or email us at: contact@ihare.org