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Hilton Head nonprofits get Underground Railroad preservation status

Posted by Liz Farrell

lfarrell@islandpacket.com

Joann Ross and Jack Evans sing a song on stage while the rest of the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters dance during the Juneteenth Celebration hosted by the Mitchelville Preservation Project in 2015 at the Fish Haul Park on Hilton Head Island.
Joann Ross and Jack Evans sing a song on stage while the rest of the Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters dance during the Juneteenth Celebration hosted by the Mitchelville Preservation Project in 2015 at the Fish Haul Park on Hilton Head Island. dearley@islandpacket.com

The National Park Service recently awarded three South Carolina organizations membership to the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program: Mitchelville Preservation Project, Hilton Head Island Land Trus’s Fort Howell and the Heritage Library, according to a press release from the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

The Network to Freedom Program will recognize the preservation and education efforts of those three organizations at the National Underground Railroad Conference on Hilton Head Island from June 13 to 16.

The NPS National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program integrates local historical sites, museums and interpretive programs associated with the Underground Railroad into community, regional and national stories to educate the public. It also provides technical assistance to organizations in identifying documents, and preserving and interpreting the approximate routes and sites associated with the Underground Railroad.

Details: www.NPS.gov

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