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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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UPCOMING EVENTS
10/MARCH 

Life & Legacy of Barney Ewell 

 

Denise Ewell, daughter of Olympian gold medalist Barney Ewell will discuss her father's life and legacy. Ms. Ewell will be joined by her cousin and former county commissioner, Ron Ford, and Art Morris, former Lancaster mayor. 

12/MARCH

Conestoga A.M.E Cemetery Research Talk

Researcher Emily Rutherford, who is a part of the Conestoga Historical Society and graduating senior from F&M, will present her research on the Conestoga A.M.E. Cemetery. The church was destroyed by arson sometime in the 1890s. Using modern technology, Emily will present pertinent information about the church’s location and the cemetery.

16/MARCH

The Dorothy Height Book Club First Session

YWCA will host its first session for The Dorothy Height Book Club.  The name represents the legacy of Dorothy Height, who was the president of the National Council of Negro Women and a civil and women's rights activist. Join an interactive, insightful space dedicated to diverse and though-provoking writers and subjects.

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