International Underground Railroad Month Event
The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute is commemorating International Underground Railroad Month through a panel discussion between historians, scholars, and descendants.
In 2019, Governor Larry Hogan announced September as International Underground Railroad Month in the State of Maryland. Since then, other states have begun to acknowledge this month as the celebration of the legacy of Freedom Seekers in the United States and in Canada. The National Park Service has connected historical sites across the country through the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, many of which are holding special programming throughout September.
In partnership with the National Park Service and the Embassy of Canada, The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute is commemorating International Underground Railroad Month through a panel discussion between historians, scholars, and descendants. The panel will address the importance of the Underground Railroad in both Canadian and American history, the relevance of this history today, and the lasting legacy of Freedom Seekers.
The event will be livestreamed on this webpage via the Wilson Center.
Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost
Dr. Bryan Walls
Irene Moore Davis
Bound by common geopolitical interests and strong economic and cultural ties, Canada and the United States enjoy the world's most successful bilateral relationship. The Wilson Center's Canada Institute is the only public policy forum in the world dedicated to the full spectrum of Canada-U.S. issues. The Canada Institute is a global leader for policymakers, academics and business leaders to engage in non-partisan, informed dialogue about the current and future state of the relationship. Read more