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Presented on Friday, February 21 as part of Messiah College’s 2020 Humanities Symposium. This exhibit, “Vulnerabilities & Securities in Historic Harrisburg: From Abolition to Suffrage,” was produced by the Center for Public Humanities Student Fellows and Dr. Sarah Myers’s Public History Class.

This exhibit seeks to honor the spirit of perseverance and resilience demonstrated by many individuals who fought for their rights and contributed positively to the community of the Old Eighth, Dauphin County, and beyond. In this year, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. 2020 is also the year of our nation's 24th census.

This poster was edited by Dr. Jean Corey, Katie Wingert, and Dr. Sarah Myers.

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Digital Harrisburg, women, urban, diversity, multicultural, Messiah College, Messiah University, Pennsylvania


African American Studies | United States History | Women's History

Rhythms of Resilience in the Eighth: from Abolition to Suffrage