10th Annual Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference

On Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, 2019, Cambridge will play host to the 10th Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference.  From the Harriet Tubman Museum at 424 Race Street where registration will take place to Chesapeake College on Race Street where workshops will be held, history will permeate the city.

2019’s conference theme is ‘It Ran on Faith’ and relates directly to the power that enabled and emboldened Harriet Tubman and many other Underground Railroad operators to act.  Tubman descendant, Tina Wyatt will kick off the conference with her keynote touching on the conference theme.

Presentations that round out Friday and begin again Saturday morning include those on underground operatives, issues concerning the slave trade, two maroon communities in the United States, slave cemeteries and more.  More than 18 presenters will share topics ranging from faith and leadership to the history that led to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park.  Karsonya Wise Whitehead of Loyola University is the keynote speaker for Saturday morning with “They Called Her Moses:  Harriet Tubman and the Sustaining Power of Faith.”

There will be research networking opportunities at the informal reception which precedes the Friday evening banquet and program.  On display will be some oil paintings of Charlie Walker, who was an artist in the Federalsburg area just after the Civil War.  The Spiritual Vessels will entertain after the banquet.

In order to register or for more information, call 410.228.7953 or visit the website: www.harriettubmanundergroundrailroadconference.com .  This event is being sponsored by the Harriet Tubman Organization and the Dorchester County Historical Society.

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