African Americans of Harrisburg

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Harrisburg served as a refuge and passageway for many African Americans fleeing the South via the Underground Railroad and moving north in search of freedom and a better way of life. African Americans of Harrisburg opens the door to this culturally diverse city of the wealthy, middle class, and poor with every possible race, religion, ethnicity, and lifestyle, which makes the fabric of the community so rich.
ISBN: 9780738536682
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Black America Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A native of Harrisburg and member of one of the area's oldest families, John Weldon Scott is on the board of the Historic Harrisburg Association and the African American Museum of Harrisburg. Eric Ledell Smith, historian for the Pennsylvania State Museum, is a member of various organizations, including the Pennsylvania Historical Association and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
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