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Black & White Descendants of the UGRR Reunite From All Over North America

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The William Still Underground Railroad Foundation Inc. along with the National Park Service, Camden Waterfront, Loews Hotel of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Multi-Culture Congress announced the first annual National Underground Railroad Family Reunion festival to take place in Camden, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania June 27-29, 2003. The three-day celebration, a first of its kind, will reunite descendants of conductors, abolitionists, stationmasters, freedom seekers, and all of those persons whose ancestors were associated with the underground railroad in a public area.

This event offers to the public activities designed to appeal to all ages, genders, cultures, and descendants, as well as UGRR history buffs, and others who are intrigued about underground railroad history; a forum to educate, network and share the world via books, art, music, song, exhibits, and re-enactments. One of the major attractions of the celebration is a Gospel Folk Concert featuring national recording artists to be announced. For more information about the National Underground Railroad Family Reunion Festival, please contact Eve Elder at (513) 853-0297 or (513) 542-2489.

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