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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
October 28, 2003
Roundtable looks at California’s road to freedom
California State University, Sacramento Library Underground Railroad Digital
Archive will host “From Slavery to Freedom: Preserving 19th Century Documents
for the 21st Century” from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13,
in the Alumni Center on the CSUS campus.
The event will feature a morning roundtable of state and nationally-recognized
experts discussing slavery in California and how the Underground Railroad operated
in the Golden State. There will also be an afternoon discussion on the preservation
of 19th-century documents.
Among the panelists are Kevin Starr, California state librarian; Albert Broussard,
Texas A&M University; Quintard Taylor and Susan Bragg, both of University
of Washington; Douglas Daniels, UC Santa Barbara; Clarence Caesar; California
State Parks; Rick Moss, African American Museum and Library in Oakland; Guy
Washington, National Park Service; and Adrian Praetzellis, Sonoma State University.
CSUS representatives include Terry Webb, director and dean of the library, and
history professors Shirley Moore and Joseph Pitti.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (916) 278-6734.
Media assistance is available from CSUS public affairs at
California State University, Sacramento Public Affairs
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156