Challenging moments that teach and inspire in York County, Pa.
York County is full of momentous sites and memorable people. We believe their stories, sometimes not well known or well considered, must be told. These stories often tell of struggle and the lengthy journey toward resolution.
By calling attention to our historically critical places and diverse people, past and present, we hope to inspire reflection, dialogue and action.
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- Native Lands: Short peaceful path crosses longtime place of conflictThis drawing, from a 1720 Herman Moll map, shows the Susquehannock village in York County located in what is today’s Native Lands County Park.
- When teacher James L. Smallwood came to York CountyIn 1931, a segregated Black school was named in honor of longtime York educator.
- Hometown History, Season 3: Jamie and Domi’s YoCo BackstoryThe Goodridge Freedom Center is not on a corner in York. But it stands at the intersection of three major pre-Civil War moments.
- Montez Parker: Seeks equality as new normal in hometown of YorkRhoda Hawkins is one of many people remembered as important in the lives of Codorus Street residents. She operated a shop on Codorus Street.