5X7UndergroundRailroad2016 The National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program and Friends will host the 2016 National Underground Railroad Conference in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The theme for this year’s conference is Into the Light: Striving for Freedom and ‘an equal chance in the battle of life’. This year’s conference is sponsored in part by the Hilton Head Island- Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and will be held at The Hilton Head Island Westin Resort and Spa from June 13-16, 2016. The four-day conference at The Westin Resort and Spa will include pre-conference events, renowned keynote speakers, panel discussions, an exhibit hall, and tours of local museums and historic sites. The NTF was established by legislation passed in 1998 to promote the preservation and interpretation of resources associated with the Underground Railroad. For more information about the 2016 National Underground Railroad Conference go to or contact Sheri Jackson, Southeast Regional Manager, Network to Freedom – National Park Service at 404-507-5635.

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