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International Underground Railroad Introduction Webinar

The Maryland Office of Tourism is working with partners across the United States and internationally to proclaim September as International Underground Railroad Month.

OTD Managing Director Liz Fitzsimmons participated in an introduction to International Underground Railroad Month webinar on May 19 with partners at National Park Service Network to Freedom, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and Michigan Freedom Trail Commission. The webinar is on the National Park Service Network to Freedom International Underground Railroad webpage. The webinar can be found here.

Maryland was the first state to proclaim International Underground Railroad Month in 2019 and it continues to grow. In 2020, 11 states, five counties, and three cities across the country had official proclamations for International Underground Railroad Month. For 2021 the goal is 15 states, two Indigenous nations, and three International entities participating.

We hope our Maryland partners will join the commemoration and encourage visitors to travel to Underground Railroad sites to learn about Maryland’s Underground Railroad history. For more information about International Underground Railroad Month and how to get involved, please see the Visit Maryland tourism partners webpage below.

More Information on UGRR Month