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Presented By: William L. Clements Library

2021 Michigan Underground Railroad Heritage Gathering

Annual Conference of the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission

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Underground Railroad Monument in Battle Creek, MI
The Heritage Gathering is an annual conference for individuals, organizations and communities interested in our state's Underground Railroad heritage. Participants enjoy opportunities for learning, networking and collaborating through the conference's keynote speakers, workshops and presentations.

The annual day-long conference program will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 2 at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

Like previous years, the day is aimed at networking, information sharing, and developing our next steps. Join us and become part of the conversation!

Schedule at a Glance

9:00 - 9:30 - Welcome
9:30 - 10:30 - Resources for the Study of the Underground Railroad at the Clements Library
10:30 - 11:30 - Crossing Borders: Piloting an International School Curriculum for the Underground Railroad by Clarissa Codrington, Darin Stockdill, and Shantelle Browning-Morgan
11:30 - 1:00 - Lunch / Networking / Clements Library Tour
1:15 - 2:00 - An Odawa Tale about Michigan's Underground Railroad by Roy E. Finkenbine
2:15 - 3:00 - Freedom is the Foundation: Five Black Detroit Institutions That Come From the Underground Railroad by Jamon Jordan
3:15 - 4:00 - Living in Plain Sight by Laurie Perkins
4:00 - 4:30 - Open Discussion: Traveling Exhibition ~ Along the River and Across the State
4:30 - Closing remarks

Registration for the day is $12, and includes a boxed lunch. Register now at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-michigan-underground-railroad-heritage-gathering-tickets-167771492049
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Underground Railroad Monument in Battle Creek, MI

Cost

  • $12, includes a boxed lunch

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