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Historians Against Slavery Conference at Freedom Center

  This week the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is hosting the “Historians Against Slavery” conference, which is designed to facilitate dialogue, scholarship and action in an effort to end modern-day slavery. Joining us to discuss the continuing problem of slavery, in the United States and throughout the world, are Dr. Michael Battle, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center executive vice president and provost; the Freedom Center’s Manager of Anti-Human Trafficking Programs, Brooke Hathaway; and Dr. Matthew Mason, co-director of Historians Against Slavery and associate professor of History at Brigham Young University.

The conference theme is “Using History to Make Slavery History”. Registration for the conference is free and is available online at

In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery,