The story of African Americans in Lancaster is hidden throughout the county. Join the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 15, at James Street Mennonite Church to learn more.
Dr. Leroy Hopkins will share stories about a core part of Lancaster history covering African Americans’ role and involvement in Lancaster from the beginning of the city and county in the early 1700s through challenges faced in the twentieth century as well as the fight for civil rights.
Hopkins, a Lancaster native, earned a B.A. in German and Russian from Millersville College (1966) and a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard (1974). Hopkins is a Professor Emeritus of German from Millersville University where he taught from 1979-2015. He has written and published articles on local African American history. Currently, Hopkins serves on the board of LancasterHistory.org and the Crispus Attucks Community Center. He is also president of the African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania.
James Street Mennonite Church, free