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©2017 by The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference

Harriet  Tubman Underground Railroad Conference

Friday, June 1, 2018

11:30      Lunch available

12:30     Opening  Session

               Grace United Methodist Church, Cambridge, MD


Master of Ceremonies

William A. Jarmon,

Conference  Planning Committee Member


Opening Remarks

Ellen Mousin

Conference Director and Planning Committee Member


Donald Pinder

President, Harriet Tubman Organization

Other Guest Welcome and Messages

1:00      Introduction:

                Kimberly Dumpson, Esq., Vice President, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

                     Major sponsor of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference


                Our Keynote Speaker:  Mr. Kenneth Morris, Jr.

                Founder and President, Frederick Douglass Family Initiative

Great, Great, Great Grandson of Frederick Douglass, accomplished leader for community engagement and respected among a huge cross section of the national community


2:30      Workshops

                “Sharing Maryland’s Unique UGRR Story”,  Diane Miller

                “Harriet Tubman:  Woman of God”, Jeffery McArn

                “Slave Hunting” A Missing Piece of Law Enforcement History”, Chris  Hertig


3:45        “William Still : An Underground Railroad Operator and His Passengers”, Angela Crenshaw

                “Genealogy: Finding Our Stories”, Kimberly Dumpston

“Abby Hoffer Gibbons and the NYC  UGRR Show” What We Need to Do Right Now”, Devorah Tarrow and Barbara McClung


See the program for topics and rooms

5:30        Reception ‑ Harriet Tubman Organization   


 7:00      Celebration Dinner  --  Waugh United Methodist  Chapel

Paul and Mary Liz Stewart  - “Voices from the Past – the weekly interview program on WCMD”






Saturday Program:


8:00        Light Breakfast


8:30      Welcome  and Greetings


9:00      Keynote:  Vincent Leggett – “Harriet Have You Heard”

                Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, Leaders in the 19th Century


10:30   Workshops:

“Cultural, Economic, Political and Spiritual Implications of Retelling and Previsioning the Past”,  Ann Bouie               

“Harriet Tubman’s Impact on Women’s Rights and the Suffragist Movement in the 19th and 20th Century”,  Ashaki Binta

History of the Black Slave Cemeteries of Fredericty City.  What is Being Done to Preserve the Cemetery”, 

Larry Moore  


11:30   Lunch Break on your own


1:00  Workshops

“Captive Audience: Experience from Slavery’s Past”,  Tony Cohen

“Prove Faithful by Doing Right, and Thus Overcome: The Plummer Family in Slavery and Freedom”,  Leigh Ryan

“Cold Neglect” and “A Charge to Keep”:  John Dixon Long and Religion in Harriet Tubman’s Native Land”, Philip Hesser



“The Quest for Freedom” Methods of Escapes from Dorchester County, MD”,  William Jarmon and Hershel Johnson

“Stories of Notable African Americans on the Delmarva Pennisula”,  Clara Small

“Two Families, One Farmhouse, Six Generations”, Hannelou Quigley