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Back Online Calobe Jackson, Jr.
Journals of Charles Rawn Michael Barton
Mrs. Philome Brannock Barbara Barksdale
George Chester Tim Niesen
First Black Cheerleaders Beverly
has never been better presented than here on this web site, at
least for a white male born and raised in
because I was searching for more information about the Harrisburg
Cemetery, but I found so much more than I could have imagined. The
history here may be from a 'Black Perspective", but to me they
were just wonderful stories of the history we all share.
Who knew how much Harrisburg was a part of the making and growing of
America? Obviously those of you who took on this project knew far more
than I knew or ever learned in school. We were taught many things about
early Harrisburg of course, and Pennsylvania. This in depth writing
and presentation brings the past to life.
Thanks for making this available to all who stumble this way. This
is very much a website to bookmark. (11 October 2009)
reply: Thanks, Mike, for the words
of support. History is, and must be, multi-faceted. We learn one version
in school, usually the version favored by the dominant culture
or class, but
of course there exists a unique facet for each race, gender, religion
and class, yet amazingly it is all inextricably linked into the
same wonderful story of our shared culture. I believe the more
we study a different historical perspective, the more fascinating
our own historical perspective appears. The study and sharing of
African American history (or Hispanic or Women's or Native American
or Asian or Jewish history, or ...) does not fracture and detract
who are willing to accept a "shared history," which is the purpose
of this site.
to us-- we will
publish letters to the editor, letters to the community, etc.
Note: we will not publish letters containing personal attacks on
individuals. We reserve the right to edit letters for length and
content, or not to publish at our discretion.
want to share my memories
This Web site represents our
community's shared history. Won't you join us?