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Year of Jubilee (1863)


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Friends of Midland
PO Box 7442
Steelton, PA 17113-0442
April 18, 2011

Dear Friends of Midland:

Saturday, May 28th, 2011 1:00PM
Our Memorial celebration at the Midland Cemetery is scheduled for the above date. The cemetery is located in Swatara Township on Kelker Street and Cole Alley. This is the only historic site designated such by the Swatara Township Commissioners. It holds the remains of Slaves, United States Colored Troops, Buffalo Soldiers and many others that added to the history of America.


Historical ties proven: Thaddeus Stevens' Lancaster home was on Underground Railroad

Thaddeus Stevens Home and Office, Lancaster, PA designated authentic site by National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

With additional documentation of U.S. Congressman Thaddeus Stevens’ role as a supporter of African Americans seeking freedom from slavery, the National Park Service on Wednesday in Wilmington, NC, approved the Stevens home and office at 45 South Queen Street in Lancaster as an authentic site in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.


York Civil War Round Table 2011 Schedule:

May 18, 2011 - Joseph Stahl - "Identification Discs of Union Soldiers in the Civil War at Gettysburg"

June 15, 2011 - James McClure and Scott L. Mingus, Sr. - "Civil War Voices from York County, Pennsylvania: Remembering the Rebellion and the Gettysburg Campaign"


Book release:

John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail

Tim McGrath, Westholme, 2010



Covering the history of African Americans in central Pennsylvania from the colonial era through the Civil War.

Support the Afrolumens Project. Buy the books:

The Year of Jubilee, Volume One: Men of God, Volume Two: Men of Muscle



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