Proposals sought for spring Harriet Tubman conference
Deadline for proposals is Feb. 4
CAMBRIDGE — Proposals for workshops are being accepted from now until Monday, Feb. 4, for the 10th annual Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference to be held May 31 through June 1 in Cambridge.
This year’s theme, “It Ran on Faith,” describes Harriet’s approach to her life, as well as for those who worked in secret helping others to freedom.
This conference, sponsored by the Dorchester County Historical Society, invites historians, students, educators, researchers, genealogists, artists and others to share and compare, interpret and celebrate this story based on family, freedom, community and faith.
Organizers are seeking proposals related to the realities and complexities of slavery, escapes from enslavement, and those who made escapes possible with an undercurrent of faith.
Workshop sessions by individuals or groups should be one hour in length. All programming benefits from audience interaction.
Proposals should include the title and type of the presentation. Presenter information needed includes name, organization, email, phone number and mailing address. A short bio and photo should be included in the presenter’s submission.
The presentation must be explained by describing the topic or theme in 300 words or less. The intended audience and technology requirements must also be included.
Email proposals to tubman. confer[email protected] For more information, call 410-2287953 or email.