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Harriet Tubman | Program Schedule

 Friday, November 8, 2013

Cayuga Community College, Irene A. Bisgrove Theatre, Auburn, N.Y.

7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.


Anne Herron, Ed.D.  Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Cayuga Community College

Michael D. Quill, Mayor of Auburn, New York

Constance D. Evelyn, Superintendent of Schools, Auburn Enlarged City School District

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Harriet Tubman & the Abolitionist Movement

Milton C. Sernett, Ph. D.  "North Star Country:  The Liberation Geography of Upstate New York."

Margaret Washington, Ph.D.  "Harriet Tubman and Abolitionist Sisterhood."

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.


11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

"The Harriet Tubman Living History Experience "

 Performance by actress Millicent Sparks

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.


1:30 to 3 p.m.

Harriet Tubman: The Civil War & the Emancipation Proclamation

Harry Bradshaw Matthews.  "Placing Harriet Tubman within the Context of the African American Freedom Journey."

Hon. Hugh C. Humphreys. "Behind the Lines: Harriet Tubman and the Combahee River Raid."

3 to 3:15 p.m.


3:15 to 4:45 p.m.

Harriet Tubman: Humanitarian & Advocate for Civil and Women's Rights

Billie Luisi-Potts.  "The Tubman Legacy in Post-Slavery African American Women's Leadership Circles."

Deidre Hill Butler, Ph.D.  "Harriet Tubman's Humanitarian Work and Legacy."

6 p.m.

Keynote Banquet, Springside Inn.

Keynote Address:  Kate Clifford Larson, Ph.D. "Harriet Tubman's Promised Land: Her Life and Times in Auburn, New York."

Master of Ceremonies:  William E. Berry, Jr.



Saturday, November 9

Cayuga Community College, Irene A. Bisgrove Theatre, Auburn, N.Y.

8:00 to 8:30 a.m.

 Registration and Breakfast

8:30 to 11:30 p.m. (w/15 minute break)


Harriet Tubman in Auburn: Past, Present, Future      

Judith Wellman, Ph.D. "Tubman's Auburn Neighborhood: Family, Friends, and Houses."

Douglas Armstrong, Ph.D.  "Excavating Inspiration:  Archaeological Findings at the Harriet Tubman Home."

Elizabeth Crawford. "Historic Documentation and Restoration:  Harriet Tubman's Residence and Barn."

Cherie Butler.  "The Proposed Harriet Tubman National Historical Park."

U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei.  "Legislative Update:  The Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act."

11:30  to 11:45 a.m.


Voices of Joy Choir, directed by Leslie Walker

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 Lunch on your own (Restaurant Information will be provided)

1 to 2:30 p.m.

"Teachers in Conversation" Curriculum Development Workshop, presented by John Kingsley, Education Director, and Patricia Nunno, Docent, Seward House Museum.


1 p.m. -

Afternoon Tours of Historic Sites (Self-Directed.  Tour information, tour schedules, maps and directions will be provided)