From Slavery to Freedom – Summary of From Slavery to Freedom – 061112
Our guest is Diane Miller, National Coordinator of the Network to Freedom, the National Parks Service’s Underground Railroad division. She talks about the origin and evolution of the Network to Freedom and how the Network to Freedom selects sites to designate as part of its Network to Freedom. The conversation moves into a discussion of the study of the Underground Railroad, of how vast and incredible a story it reveals, and why it is important for us today. She also tells us about the annual conference of the Network to Freedom on June 20-24 in St. Augustine, Florida, its highlights, and how people can register.
Network to Freedom – http://www.nps.gov/subjects/ugrr/index.htm
Network to Freedom Conference information – http://www.nps.gov/subjects/ugrr/annual-conference.htm
Website to registration for the Network to Freedom Conference – https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=NPS210E
A new feature is included that will be part of every show hereafter, the From Slavery to Freedom Calendar of the Week:
June 14, Oberlin Ohio Public Library, Juneteenth lecture by Professor Gary Kornblith, 6:30 pm, 440-935-9770
June 15, Harrison Cultural Community Centre in Lorain, Ohio, Juneteenth celebration of Gospel music, 6-11 pm, 440-244-0359
June 16, Juneteenth Festival in Oberlin, Ohio, 10-6:30, juneteenthoberlin.com/juneteenth_festival_schedule
June 16, Oberlin Heritage Center, Juneteenth Walking Tour, 11 am, 440-774-1700.
June 17, Belmont Mansion and Underground Railroad Museum in Philadelphia, Stogie Kenyatta, one man show about Paul Robeson, 3 pm, 215-878-8844.
June 16, North Star Underground Railroad Museum in Ausable Chasm, New York, Underground Railroad Tour, 9:30-11:30 am, 518-834-5180.
June 17, North Star Juneteenth Presentation by Dr. Margaret Washington followed by a barbecue, 2 pm, 518-834-5180
June 17, 2012, the Juneteenth Celebration at Academy Art Museum in Talbot, Maryland, 410-822-2787.
All week: Gettysburg Festival in Gettysburg, PA, Gettysburgfestival.org