Published on August 27, 2019

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The Long Road to Freedom: African-Americans in the Shenandoah Valley
The Centuries-Long Journey from Slavery through Civil War to Civil Rights

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
(Saturday, November 2, 2019)


This conference will look at the African-American experience in the Shenandoah Valley during various time periods, including the Colonial, Antebellum, Civil War, Jim Crow Era, and Civil Rights Era periods.  Speakers will include Dr. Betty Kilby Fisher Baldwin, Phoebe Kilby, Kristen Laise, Jonathan A. Noyalas, Dr. Michael Rackett, Dr. Amy Tillerson-Brown, and Dr. William B. Wiggins.

ALL COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND FOR FREE (but still must pre-register). If you are a student, who would like to register, please fill out the form below.
For more information on the conference (including non-student registration), click here.

Long Road to Freedom Conference - Student Registration

  • To register for the Long Road to Freedom Conference (student registration), please fill out and submit the form below.