The shaping summers of 1968-69 have the power to evoke emotion in York, Pa., 50 years later.
On July 4, Independence Day, America declared it was no longer under the tyranny of British rule. Signers of the Declaration of Independence immediately gained a spot on the most-wanted list.
In the 50-year period from about 1875 to 1925, John A. Dempwolf’s firm drafted York County’s skyline and produced a legion of associates who started their own firms to also design points on the county’s horizon.
Over its long history, York’s Penn Park has enjoyed good moments and survived bad times. Today, it is again becoming a desirable place to gather.
It is a positive sign that a teacher is deepening her own understanding and investing considerable time in helping others learn about the long-term oppression and racism that led to the riots of the late 1960s.
Two lessons for readers: Ask some to partner with you to encourage you along the way. And use of a public library can offset the cost of the books