2017 Underground Railroad Conference: Call for Proposals

The Underground Railroad Conference (UGRR) conference for 2017 is being planned for May 18-21 in Cambridge, Maryland, in honor of the opening next year of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center.

The new visitor center is located at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and jointly operated by the Maryland and National Park Service.

In recognition of the significance of Maryland as a border state, the theme of the conference will be “On the Edge of Freedom:  Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in the Borderlands”.

For a  full discussion of the theme, please visit the event website.

The deadline for proposals is January 31, 2017.  Proposals should be submitted online.  Accepted presenters can expect to receive notification by February 15, 2017.