Underground Railroad Consortium to Co-Sponsor 2019 Network to Freedom Workshop

The National Park Service Network to Freedom program, held bi-annually, will take place this year from September 11-14, in Niagara Falls, NY. This year’s program is being co-hosted by the Underground Railroad Consortium of New York State, the Niagara Falls Heritage Area, Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).

The Mid-Hudson Antislavery History Project is a founding member of the Consortium and is participating in the planning for the program.

This year’s program theme is “Crossings: Bridging the Authentic Underground Railroad Past to Present.” The four day training will feature renowned speakers, panel discussions, an exhibit hall, and tours of local museums and historic sites. The program will move away from the normal format of research papers and instead focus on training participants in how to conduct Underground Railroad research and programming for their respective sites. The NTF Program Committee welcomes proposals for case study presentations. The deadline for proposals is May 31, 2019. 

For more information, including the Call for Proposals and the submission process, please go to: https://www.npa.gov/orgs/1205/professional-development.htm.