Announcements Calendar notices received  by Allies for Freedom.  
The topics are John Brown, Underground Railroad, resistance to
slavery, and the abolitionists associated with John Brown.
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.  


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  Check the website at for ongoing details.  Thank you, Paul Stewart, for developing this
event and organization in creative and participatory ways.
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
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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
The National Archives is fully accessible. To request an accommodation (e.g.,
sign language interpreter) for a public program please e-mail public. or call 202-357-5000 two weeks prior to the event.
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