Traditionally, scholars who have studied the Underground Railroad maintained that African Americans escaped slavery by heading north to location that supported the anti slavery movements such as New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and eventually even to Canada. This conference featured scholars who have studied the southern route to freedom taken by African Americans and illuminate how African Americans found freedom in Mexico and made it as viable a “profound land” as Canada.

Kyle Ainsworth
Dr. Alice Baumgartner
Dr. Diana Ramey Berry
Roseann Bacha-Garza
Dr. Alaina S. Hutson