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    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
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      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
      January 10
      Abolition and the Road to Freedom: 200th Anniversary of the Slave
      Trade Act of 1808
      More Information
      · 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
      States;
      · 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–
      winning historian;
      · 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
      public.program@....
      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
      Desk.

      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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      The Underground Railroad: How It Worked - Two Centuries of Resistance,
      Escape, and the Underground Railroad Across the Continent

      Mark your calendar for the February 22, 23, and 24 conference in
      Albany,
      New York at the College of Saint Rose. Outstanding Speakers: Spencer
      Crew,
      Mary Kay Ricks and more than 25 workshops of artists, scholars, and
      musicians. Kim and Reggie Harris and Nzinga's Daughters are featured
      performers.

      For more information write us at info@.... Check the
      website at http://www.ugrworkshop.com/conference/index.html for
      ongoing details.
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