Black Experiences in Adams County in the 19th & 20th Centuries

February 6, 2018

7:00 p.m.

Gettysburg College, College Union Building, 200 West Lincoln Avenue

Room 260

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A mixer will follow the event.

The Adams County Historical Society and the Gettysburg College History Department and Africana Studies Program host a panel of discussion of the varied ways Adams County and African Americans living within the county have managed the challenges of racial currents over the course of two centuries.

The panel will discuss how race played out in South Central Pennsylvania from the early years of the nineteenth century, through the pre- and post-Civil War era, and into the early twentieth century.  Black residents' experiences during the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg, will be part of the discussion, but by no means the exclusive focus.  The panel will also discuss how Black experiences in Adams County have simultaneously mirrored and contrasted with national experiences of race and race relations.

Moderated by Professor Scott Hancock, Gettysburg College

Panelist include: Professor Peter Levy, York College of Pennsylvania, and county residents Darryl Jones, and Jane Nutter.

This program is free and open to the public thanks to sponsorships provided by: