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Friday, September 28, 2007
        Session Title and Presenter
9:00 - 10:30   AKWAABA Riverwalk Tour - free to conference registrants
10:45 - 11:45   Registration
12:00 - 1:00  

Opening Keynote & Luncheon - Juan Williams, Award-winning Journalist, Speaker / Lilca Ballroom

1:30 - 3:00   Crossing Borders for Freedom - Nancy Hewitt and Christopher Densmore
1:30 - 3:00   Rochester Museum & Science Center Underground Railroad Exhibit - Leatrice Kemp
1:30 - 3:00   Frederick Douglass: Underground Railroad Passenger, Conductor, Advocate, and Passenger - John R. McKivigan
1:30 - 3:00   Recollections with Jean Rankin:  My Work on the Underground Railroad - Katherine Gagne
1:30   3:00   Then What Happened? - Dean V. June
3:00   3:15   Break
3:15 - 4:45   Voices of Light: The Words and Works of Farmington Friends - Marie Kent Parsons & Performers for Readers Theater Production
3:15 - 4:45   Let's Have Tea - Pepsy Kettavong
3:15   4:45   Geography of the Underground Railroad in New York State - Timothy McDonnell
3:15   4:45   Forging Steel: NYS Historical Markers and the UGRR - Monique Patenaude
3:15   4:45   A North SIde View of Slavery - Rosemary Sadlier
7:30 - 8:45  

Darryl Van Lear – “My Life in Bondage” performance with special guest, Thomas Warfield, singer / Empire Ballroom

8:45   10:00   Reception, beverages and hors d'oeuvres
Saturday September 29, 2007
8:00- - 9:00   Registration – continental breakfast (open to the public – with attendance fee)
9:15 - 10:15   Keynote - Bernice Johnson Reagon / Lilac Ballroom
10:30 - 11:45   Learning from the Legacy of Women's Resistance to Slavery: Why Northern Slavery Cannot be Ignored - Delores Walters
10:30   11:45   Uncle Tom's Cabin as Parable: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Sermon - Ruth Rosenberg-Naparsteck
10:30   11:45   Sites of Conscience: From the Underground Railroad to Women's Rights in Upstate New York - Judith Wellman
10:30   11:45   The Underground Railroad, The Underground Railroad, Abolitionism and Women's Rights Activism in Seneca County - Walter Gable
10:30   11:45   Role of the USCT in the Resistance and Liberation of Enslaved Americans - Harry Bradshaw Matthews
11:45 - 1:00   Lunch - "on your own"
1:15   2:30   Genealogy - Tony Burroughs
1:15 - 2:30   21st Century Classroom meets 19th Century History - Claudine Dixon & James Schroeder
1:15   2:30   Working for Freedom - Genesee Community Charter School 2006-2007 5th Grade Class
1:15   2:30   The Influence of Upstate New York Abolitionists on the Western Illinois Underground Railroad and the 5th Lincoln-Douglas Debate - Owen W. Muelder
1:15   2:30   Chautauqua County: A Slave Capture, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Eber Pettit and More - Karen Livsey
1:15   2:30   The Underground Railroad - An International Embrace - Linda Cousins-Newton
2:30   2:45   Break
2:45 - 4:00   Harriet Tubman's Personal Network to Freedom: The Importance of Family and Community along the UGRR - Kate Clifford Larson
2:45 - 4:00   The Underground Railroad Bicycle Route - Exploring History by Bicycle -   Virginia Sullivan & Dr. Stephen Thomas
2:45 - 4:00   Patrick & Me: A Family Saga of The Underground Railroad - Anthony M. Cohen
2:45 - 4:00   Waterways to Freedom - Donald Earl Papson
2:45 - 4:00   Frederick Douglass, Hip Hop Head - Rickerby Hinds
4:00 - 5:00   Closing Plenary Session: Sankofa - The Story and Legacy of Freedom Fighters / Lilac Ballroom
        Reception to follow
Sunday, September 30, 2007 - Freedom Festival
2:00 - 6:00   See activities including entertainment, music, tours, arts & crafts, dance,free to the public. Food available for purchase.

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