Adrian College Students to Close Antislavery Conference

ADRIAN, Mich. – Adrian College students will help anchor the first formal conference of “Historians Against Slavery,” September 19-21, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. “Historians Against Slavery” (HAS) is an organization of scholars who study the past to fight contemporary slavery or human trafficking. The two-day conference is designed as an intense laboratory for sharing ideas and strategies among both academic leaders and grass-roots organizers. It will unite professional organizations with one of the nation’s premier educational centers.

Located on the Ohio River, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center features interactive exhibits on the history of slavery, the nineteenth century abolitionist movement, and contemporary trafficking. Experts estimate that as many as 27 million people worldwide are held in slavery today. Professionals with very clear conviction dominate today’s antislavery movement.


The Adrian College antislavery leaders insist upon sharing “The Undergraduate Voice” and its contribution to the fight against human trafficking.


“There will be some very high octane people at this conference,” said Adrian College Chaplain Chris Momany. “Our students have a lot to learn from others, but they have their own voice, too. They have something important to say.”

The Adrian College student presentation will take place on the last day of the conference, Saturday, September 21, in the Harriet Tubman Theater of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.    

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