CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY IN LANCASTER CITY

Lancaster Public Art is hosting a display at the Lancaster Amtrak Station sponsored by the City of Lancaster in collaboration with the African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania to showcase the history of Black Americans in Lancaster, PA. The case displays African American history ranging from colonial times to World War II. The display highlights the abolitionist movement and Underground Railroad spots in Lancaster alongside other historic landmarks. Additionally, travelers have the opportunity to learn about celebrated, local figures such as Barney Ewell a gold Olympic medalist. The station exhibition is vital to expanding whose stories are told as Lancaster City and to foster a more representative portrayal of the past. The display will remain all through Black History Month until Junteenth! Come learn about the history and role of Black Americans in Lancaster.

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