Address = 5624 Belle Aire Road, East New Market, MD 21631


(410) 463-0694


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©2017 by The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference


Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference


         Sharing the Stories, History is Ours to Tell


The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference focuses on the research about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad as represented by the rich, cross cultural, multi-racial, multi-state stories rooted in intricate relationships based on family, freedom, community, and faith.  This conference invites historians, students, educators, genealogists, researchers, artists, musicians and community members to share and compare research, history research methods, interpretation, curriculum ideas, and creative artistic expressions with a growing community of enthusiasts. 


This year we are seeking proposals focusing on the Underground Railroad, slavery, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass histories related to people, places and events throughout Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, New England and Canada.  Stories from other areas of the country are also welcome.  We encourage broadly conceived, or narrowly focused presentations that inform, educate, challenge, and engage a broad audience. With this being the 200th Anniversary of Frederick Douglass and recognizing his history on the Eastern Shore we hope to have a fine selection of workshop sharing his story from different points of view.





Workshop sessions, panels, cultural/artistic activities, and media presentations shall be one hour in length. All programming is expected to encourage and facilitate audience interaction. Individual proposed programs will be considered at the Conference Committee’s discretion, and grouped together, as appropriate. 


Proposals should be no more than two double-spaced pages and include the following information:  title of presentation, type of presentation, Lead Presenter and Co-Presenter information, and presentation details


Refer to the Submission Requirements accompanying this Call for Proposals.


Submit proposals by Thursday, March 22, 2018

Submit by email to

or by mail to Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference,

5624 Belle Aire Road, East New Market, MD 21631

For more information:


Cambridge, Maryland

Call for Proposals


 June 1-2, 2018


Cambridge Branch of Chesapeake College

416-418 Race Street, Cambridge Maryland