African American History Conference

hosted by the AAHSSCPA

Keynote Speaker: Dr. James M. Paradis

Adjunct Professor at Arcadia University Speaking on Camp William Penn, Author of: African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign, Strike the Blow for Freedom: The 6th United States Colored Infantry (USCI) in the Civil War

African American History Conference

Saturday, April 5th, 8am-4:15pm

750 E King St

Lancaster, PA

Open to the Public

$25.00 Lunch is included

Deadline: March 28th, 2014
R.S.V.P by Phone.: 717-471-8107 from 11:00a - 7:00p

R.S.V.P. Online: Here


Make checks/money order payable to:
African American Hist. Society of SCPA

Payment Submission/Mailing Address:
African American Historical Society of SCPA
c/o Crispus Attucks Community Center
407 Howard Avenue
PO Box 894
Lancaster, PA 17602

The Conference will be held in the Mellor Building Of Thaddeus Stevens College

750 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

8:00 - 9:00 Welcome/Registration/Light Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 Pennsylvania's members of the 54th Massachusetts

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:45 "No Balm in Gilead" Lancaster County's

United States Colored Troops (USCT) members

11:45 - 1:30 Lunch Keynote Speaker - Dr. James M. Paradis

1:30 - 2:45 Introduction to Genealogy


1:30 - 4:15 Panel Discussion on the Underground Railroad
(the Panel will reconvene after the break)

2:45 - 3:00 Break

3:00 - 4:15 Tracing your Civil War Ancestry

*Bring your Laptop to access Wi-Fi for Genealogy search*

African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania


We will examine and interpret personalities, events, and trends found in communities both in South Central Pennsylvania and adjacent areas.


The mission of the African-American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania is to collect, analyze, interpret, and preserve essential facts and materials related to the life of African Americans in historic and contemporary communities in South Central Pennsylvania. An important part of that mission is to explore connections with other ethnic and racial communities in South Central Pennsylvania.

Annual Membership

$10 ~ Join today or give the gift of History