harriet-jacobs north-carolina-state-archives smallerThe theme for this year's conference is "I Resolved Never to Be Conquered": Women and the Underground Railroad. This sentiment penned by freedom seeker Harriet Jacobs, shows her determination, "though one of God's most powerless creatures," to retain control over herself and her body despite her enslaved status. The conference's focus on women recognizes NTF program's new organizational link with the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Monument, and will explore that while Tubman has been the dominant image of women and the Underground Railroad, her involvement is part of a larger story of women's participation in the movement, as freedom seekers and as operatives.

 

The five-day conference in will include renowned speakers, panel discussions, an exhibit hall, and tours of local museums and historic sites. There will also be an opportunity to tour Canada on Sunday, July 20th. So be sure to have your passports or enhanced driver's licenses ready!
 

Registration is available through the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) at: http://asalh.net/ugrr.html                                                                                                            

 

Photo: Harriet Jacobs by Keith White

 

Conference Hotel:

DoubleTree- Fort Shelby

525 West Lafayette Blvd.        

Detroit, MI 48226     

Phone: 1.800.HILTONS

Conference Room Rate: $100/night + tax (single or double occupancy)    

Group Code:NUR