OTD Attends 20th Anniversary of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program
The National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program celebrated its 20th Anniversary on October 16 in Boston on Beacon Hill at the African Meeting House. Anne Kyle, Product Development Manager, OTD, attended the event. The event included a film premiere of Fighting for Freedom: Lewis Hayden and the Underground Railroad, an awards ceremony and a keynote address by David Blight, Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University. Dr. Blight recently released his book Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. OTD has been working closely with the National Park Service program since its inception, and Maryland now has more than 80 recognized Underground Railroad historical sites and continues to seek new destinations to tell this important story.