In the days following the Civil War's Battle of Gettysburg, a violent moment was the talk of farmhouses around Warrington Township in northern York County.
York's Penn Park served as a starting point for freedmen and later became a gathering place for civil rights vigils and protests.
In Mount Pigsah Cemetery, a quiet, hillside resting place, rests the bodies of African Americans and Native Americans.
When McKinley and Mittie Grimes boarded the train in Bamberg, S.C., in the 1920s, they were ready to follow the rails that had transported scores of their townspeople and kinsmen to the North.
Edwin A. Rivera, an Army veteran, and his wife, Delma, moved their young family to a large North York house in the early 1960s. They were 20th-century pioneers.
The story of this quiet wood frame church along the York-area’s busy north/south road is an indicator of change in York County.
Before the Civil War, black residents in rural Fawn Township, York County, constructed a log church building.