Indiana Freedom Trails will meet on Saturday, April 7 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis (450 W. Ohio St.). The meeting will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room on the canal level and is free and open to the public. Deanda Johnson, Midwest Regional Coordinator NPS National Underground Railroad Network To Freedom, will speak about researching the Underground Railroad and the Network to Freedom Application process.
Since 2010, Deanda Johnson has served as the Midwest Regional Coordinator for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program headquartered in Omaha, NE. Before joining with the National Park Service, she was the coordinator of the African American Research and Service Institute at Ohio University where she was involved in a large scale research project with African American descendant communities that had ties to the Underground Railroad. In 2004, she recieved her MA in African American Studies form the College of William and Mary. She is currently working on completing her PhD.