Doubletree Downtown-Fort Shelby
525 West Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48226
Welcome to the 2014 National Park Service Underground Railroad Conference Network to Freedom (NTF) program registration site. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH) is proud to partner with the National Park Service Network to Freedom to convene this conference. At this site you may register and submit payment (via credit card) for the Conference registration fees. If you have never used our site to purchase or to register for an event, a login registration must be created to access the registration section. If you are a returning user, you may use your existing login. After registering you will be able to view your registration and receive automated confirmation of your registration. We look forward to seeing you in Detroit.
New Underground Railroad Conference Events
- Join us on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, for the Pre-conference workshops that can be added to your registration for an additional minimal fee. Review the workshops topics and descriptions on the Programs/Sessions page. You may select a full-day or half-day attendance.
- Affiliate Conference Tour – The Other Side of Freedom: Destination Canada on Sunday, July 20, 2014 (8:00am to 5:30pm). While Canada was a destination for many freedom seekers, many know little about their experiences once they crossed the border. Travel to the other side to explore the lives that freedom seekers constructed. This affiliated tour event will visit the Sandwich Baptist Church in Windsor, handmade with Detroit River clay by freedom seekers and used as a safe haven from slave catchers.
In Amherstburg, learn about Deborah Brown’s escape from Maryland to Toronto in a new exhibit at the North American Black Historical Museum where the Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal Church is also open to visit. Journey on to Buxton National Historic Site and Museum and the original site of the Elgin Settlement founded by Reverend William King to discover the history of this self-sufficient community that once boasted 2000 residents and is today inhabited by descendants of the original settlers.
Lunch will be catered at Buxton. In Chatham, the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society exhibit and walking tour will profile prominent abolitionist and educator Mary Ann Shadd and the First Baptist Church, site of John Brown’s Chatham Convention meetings.
To register for this tour, contact Doug Jackson, Ontario’s Fun Connection at 877-877-0253 to pay by Visa or Mastercard. Passports or enhanced driver’s licenses required. You cannot register for the tour on this site.
Early / Regular Registration fees (by June 30) and Late Registration Fees (beginning July 1) are listed on this site. Please follow the prompts to submit your registration. There is no difference between member and non-member categories below. Conference fees are the same for all attendees. If you have questions with your registration please contact ASALH at (202) 238-5910. If you desire to mail in your registration and payment please click here for a downloadable form. Please make the check payable to: ASALH and mail your form and payment to
Attn: UGRR Conference
2225 Georgia Avenue NW, Suite 331
Washington, DC 20059