1808 Ban On Slave Trade and Other Subjects
- The National Archives will host a public symposium on the Slave Trade
Act of 1808 on January 10 in Washington, DC.
National Archives Hosts Public Symposium on 1808 Slave Trade Act
Abolition and the Road to Freedom: 200th Anniversary of the Slave
Trade Act of 1808
· William G. McGowan Theater
· Visitor's Map
· Request an Accommodation
(e.g., sign language interpreter)
· National Archives Experience
· Calendar of Events
WHAT: A day-long symposium to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Slave
Trade Act of 1808 featuring notable historians, journalists, and
academics. Abolition and the Road to Freedom: 200th Anniversary of
the Slave Trade Act of 1808 will commemorate this anniversary and
raise awareness of the slave trade, its abolition, and its impact on
US history and culture.
WHEN: Thursday, January 10, 2008, 9 AM 5:30 PM
WHERE: William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building,
Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC.
WHO: Featured speakers include:
· Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United
· Lonnie Bunch, Director of the National
Museum of African American History and Culture;
· Howard Dodson, Chief of the Schomburg
Research Center for the Study of Black Culture;
· David Levering Lewis, Pulitzer Prize
· Georgia Dunston, Professor and Founding
Director, National Human Genome Center, Howard University; and,
· Bernice Reagon historian and scholar.
The symposium is presented by the Center for the National Archives
Experience and the Foundation for the National Archives in
partnership with the Bicentennial Committee for the Abolition of the
Slave Trade, the National Museum of African American History and
Culture; Howard University; the New York Public Library's Schomburg
Center for Research in Black Culture; and the National Archives Afro-
American History Society. Abolition and the Road to Freedom is
generously supported by the Foundation for the National Archives, the
Ford Foundation, and Howard University.
The symposium is open to the public. Reservations are required (by
January 4) and there is a $25 General Registration Fee ($15 for
Students/Educators/Seniors). For details, conference agenda,
registration forms, and additional information, see our Calendar of
Events online or contact Katie Wilmes at 202-357-5127, or e-mail
The National Archives is fully accessible. To request an
accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program
please e-mail public.program@... or call 202-357-5000 two weeks
prior to the event.
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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs
staff at (202) 357-5300.
Call for papers by the Friends of the Network to Freedom, The
Underground Railroad Association
The second annual conference will be held in Philadelphia on
September 15-20, 2008. Call is attached in pdf. Thank you, Donna
Stokes-Lucas for keeping Allies for Freedom online.
Tom Gerhart will be speaking on the Underground Railroad in
Washington County, Maryland and Franklin County, Pennsylvania in the
Washington County Free Library on February 4.
Additional information is available by calling John Frye in the
Western Maryland Room, 301-739-3250, ext. 158. Due to limited
seating, tickets must be obtained in advance at the Adult Reference
The Library is at 100 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740.
Thanks to the Western Maryland Historical Library people for sending
your announcements and acquisitions.
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Escape, and the Underground Railroad Across the Continent
Mark your calendar for the February 22, 23, and 24 conference in
New York at the College of Saint Rose. Outstanding Speakers: Spencer
Mary Kay Ricks and more than 25 workshops of artists, scholars, and
musicians. Kim and Reggie Harris and Nzinga's Daughters are featured
For more information write us at info@.... Check the
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