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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento

October 28, 2003

Roundtable looks at California’s road to freedom

The 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
(916) 278-6156.


California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •
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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •