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The Society was organized in 2005 as an affiliate of the Crispus Attucks Center of Lancaster, with the mission to collect, analyze, and interpret basic information about the life of African Americans in the South Central region of the Commonwealth.

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NEXT EVENTS
6/FEBRUARY 

F&M Phillip's Gallery Presents : The Underground Railroad 

 

AAHSSCPA is partnering with Franklin and Marshall College to present a live exhibit of Lancaster's connections to the Underground Railroad. The exhibit will feature art from Sonya Clark, a nationally renowned fiber artists. She is known for using a variety of materials including human hair and combs to address race, culture, class, and history

7/FEBRUARY 

Black History Month Celebration 

 

The celebration of Black History Month at City Hall. In keeping with the City’s strategic plan, this year’s event looks to continue to promote a culture that attracts talented, motivated individuals, especially individuals who represent the diverse community we serve.

The evening will include stories shared by service members of African descent. Performances by artists Geraldine McCritty, Gracie Berry, Imani Edutainers and Theatre for Transformation will honor their legacies through artistic translation.

23/FEBRUARY 

Lift Every Voice and Sing – A Concert of African American Composers

In honor of Black History month, this concert will feature songs, poetry and prose by 20th and 21st Century African American composers and authors often under-recognized by the general public, but who earned esteemed accolades including the Pulitzer Prize and the Guggenheim Fellowship. Featuring Helena Brown – soprano, Kristina Lewis – mezzo soprano, Jordan Weatherston Pitts – tenor and Rocky Sellers – bass. 

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