underground railroad http://wamc.org en Utica Remembers Role In Abolitionist Movement http://wamc.org/post/utica-remembers-role-abolitionist-movement <p>Almost 200 years ago, Utica was home to a passionate abolitionist community determined to rid the young nation of slavery. Now a local group is trying to remind the public of the significance of the city’s role in the anti-slavery movement. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Jon Kealy 87072 at http://wamc.org Utica Remembers Role In Abolitionist Movement Ideas Matter: The Abolitionists http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-abolitionists <p></p><p>All month we've been learning about the NEH film series, <a href="http://www.createdequal.neh.gov/">Created Equal</a>. One of those films, <em>The Abolitionists</em> tells the story of the struggle to end slavery. This week, we'll learn how this struggle played out locally and why it still matters today.</p><p>Mary Liz Stewart is the Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.undergroundrailroadhistory.org/">Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region</a> and she joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84851 at http://wamc.org The 12th Public History Conference on the Underground Railroad Movement http://wamc.org/post/12th-public-history-conference-underground-railroad-movement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – The Sage Colleges will host The </span>12th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Public History Conference on the Underground Railroad Movement.</span></p><p>The conference is entitled “Milestones on the Road to Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation, Harriet Tubman, and the March on Washington - a Legacy and a Future" – it is organized by the <a href="http://www.undergroundrailroadhistory.org/">Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.</a> and Co-sponsored by: The Sage Colleges and The Department of History and Society, Russell Sage College.</p><p>Here to tell us all about it are Mary Liz Stewart and Paul Stewart - co-founders and directors of the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region and conference organizers and <a href="http://www.sage.edu/academics/faculty/rsc/skotnes/">Andor Skotnes</a>, professor and chair of Sage's Department of History and Society, event organizer, and conference keynote speaker.</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61805 at http://wamc.org The 12th Public History Conference on the Underground Railroad Movement "The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chevalier http://wamc.org/post/last-runaway-tracy-chevalier <p>Bestselling author, Tracy Chevalier, is celebrated for her rich, beautiful novels spun around captivating European historical figures such as Johannes Vermeer, the Dutch painter featured in Chevalier’s tour-de-force blockbuster <em>Girl with a Pearl Earring</em>.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55278 at http://wamc.org "The Last Runaway" by Tracy Chevalier Underground Railroad: Escape to Freedom http://wamc.org/post/underground-railroad-escape-freedom <p></p><p><em>Underground Railroad: Escape to Freedom</em> is a book + audio + boardgame for children. The book and audio were researched and recorded on location following routes of the UGRR.</p><p>With action and adventure as key elements, the experiential boardgame uses UGRR lore, nature signs, survival skills, and African-American spirituals (now known to be secret codes) to engage children in history, foster understanding, and sharpen critical thinking skills.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 53761 at http://wamc.org Underground Railroad: Escape to Freedom