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Significant Stories 2020-2021
Jim McClure: Five takeaways from diversity educator’s visit to York County
Robert Simpson: Bobby Simpson offers advice to young BLM protesters
Jim McClure: 15 women from York County’s past who inspired and created change.
Jasmine Vaughn-Hall: Saying “Blue Lives Matter,” doesn’t honor police. It divides us all.
Jasmine Vaughn-Hall: Black Lives Matter movement has impact on artists – and they have our attention
Jamie Kinsley & Jim McClure: A look at accomplished York County women in the 21st century.
Jamie Kinsley & Jim McClure: The Green Book – Struggling to find a place to stay while on family vacation
From Jamie Kinsley
Wandering in York County blog
- A copy of her dissertation, “The Garden in the Machine: Homesteading, Local Foodways, and Agriculture in York, Pennsylvania,” is in the York County History Center archives and York County Library System.
From Jim McClure
YDR.com columns, York Town Square blog, York Town Square York Black history page and York Town Square York Latino history page.
- Also, “Almost Forgotten: A Glimpse at Black History in York County, Pa.“
- Resources to learn about black history, culture in York County, Pa.
- Recorded local history presentation on various York County topics.
Join the YDR Retro York Facebook Group
York County history stories: Retro York
Write-thrus about significant York County topics
The Susquehannocks: Susquehannock Native American culture and Conestoga Massacre.
American Revolution: Drama plays out in York as America fought for its life
American Revolution: Is York the first capital of the United States?
American Civil War: This series of quotes explains York County in the Civil War.
American Civil War: York’s surrender in the Civil War: Should we have caved?
World War II: What was the York Plan, one of York County’s finest moments?
World War II: Photos – York, Pa., in World War II and the York Plan that helped win it.
Hex Murder: Murder and witchcraft: The incredible story of York County’s Hex Murder
York Race Riots: Revolts were a war that left dozens injured and two people dead
York Race Riots: 30 powerful quotes that help explain the York revolts and the aftermath
Riots and Charrette: 50 years ago: First summer of rioting erupted in York, Pa.
York Charrette: It was no charade, but a time of community character building
Witman fratricide case: Mysteries — like the timeline and knife — still surround Witman murder case 20 years later
Dover Intelligent Design case: 15-years-ago, Dover ID case roiled our community.
Fellow Yorkblog.com researchers
Stephen H. Smith
June Burke Lloyd
York County History Center
York History at Home
Journals of York County Heritage
Sites of Conscience
International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
Facing History and Ourselves
Messiah's University Digital Harrisburg: Exploring the history, society and culture of Pennsylvania’s Capital City.
(This site inspired Witnessing York’s Documents page.)
Keystones Oral History
Keystones Oral History, recently featuring York County military veterans
Books, online or in library
The Story of Civil Rights in York County, Pa., Jim Kalish.
Legacies: Remembrances of York County women, AAUW.
Charrette of York, Pa., Part I. Part II, George Shumway.
Youth Dignity from the Grass Roots, Matt Jackson.
Question-and-answer stories with York County, regional leaders
Codie Eash: All roads lead to York at Gettysburg’s Seminary Ridge Museum (ydr.com)
Silas Chamberlin: Q & A on the $75 million Codorus Creek Beautification Initiative (ydr.com)
Mark Platts: Highpoint, Native Lands parks teach downstream lessons (ydr.com)
Neil King Jr.: Neil King is taking in York County, a founding slice of America (ydr.com)
Bryan Wade: Oral history project will reflect history of local African American community (ydr.com).
*A write-thru is a journalistic term for a summary pulling together noteworthy pieces of a major story. Witnessing York stories are short write-thrus. The stories above are longer.