2013 National Underground Railroad Conference
The War for Freedom:
The Underground Railroad During the Civil War

June 19-22, 2013
DoubleTree Hotel |
Little Rock, Arkansas


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 19

8:00-8:30 am   Conference Tour Registration and Check-In

8:30 am-5:00 pm   Conference Tour 1: Fighting for Freedom

2:00 pm-5:30 pm   Conference Registration

6:30 pm-8:30 pm   Opening Reception at Central High NHS - 1500 S. Park   Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72202; (501) 447-1400

Thursday, June 20

8:00 am   Registration

8:00 am - 6:30 pm   Exhibit Hall

8:00 am - 9:00 am   Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:15 am   Opening Convocation: Keynote Address - Thavolia Glymph, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Duke University

10:30 am-12:00 am
Concurrent Session 1 - At the Crossroads: Slavery and Freedom in Arkansas
Concurrent Session 2 - The Fight for Freedom: The Underground Railroad as    Rehearsal for War

12:15 pm-1:45 pm   Luncheon : Keynote Address - Matthew Pinsker, Brian Pohanka Chair of Civil War History at Dickinson College

2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Concurrent Session 3- Crossing the Picket: Claiming Freedom in the    Northwest Mississippi Region
Concurrent Session 4- Digging for Freedom: Uncovering Sites of Resistance

3:45 pm-5:15 pm
Concurrent Session 5- On the Record: Documenting the Struggle for    Freedom
Concurrent Session 6- Routes to Freedom: The Military Goes Underground

6:30 pm-8:30 pm   Banquet

Friday, June 21

8:00 am   Registration

7:30 am-4:30 pm   Exhibit Hall

8:00 am-9:00 am   Continental Breakfast

9:00 am-10:30 am
Concurrent Session 7- Anything But Civil: The UGRR as Conflict Between the    States
Concurrent Session 8- Teaching Freedom: Primary Sources as Tools for Educators

10:45 am-11:45 am   Keynote Address - Jim Downs, Associate Professor of History at Connecticut College

12:00 pm-1:00 pm   Luncheon

1:15 pm-2:45 pm   Plenary Session- From Contrabands to Freedmen:   African American Community Formation During the Civil War

3:00-4:30 pm   Closing Convocation

5:30 pm-8:30pm   Explore Little Rock Trolley Tour

Saturday, June 22

7:30 am-8:00am   Conference Tour Registration and Check-In

8:00 am-9:00 pm   Conference Tour 2: The Arkansas Delta