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.
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The front porch of Union Lutheran in York’s west end, for one, awaited the hundreds of factory and office workers and bosses from York Corporation and the other nearby factories, scores with loved one fighting on the beaches of France that day or scheduled for future waves.
Dr. Edmund Meisenhelder opened the earliest forerunner to Memorial Hospital in 1913 – in the Avenues in York, Pa. The Out Door Country Club and other iconic institutions operated there as well.
Outcomes in the York race riots and Golden Venture cases raise a question: Are we progressing as a community in the fight against inequality, racism and eliminating barriers to access to justice?
Thus, the interactions and experiences among diverse youngsters at Castle Park in Springettsbury Township prepare those at a young age to live, work and play in a world filled with people of different cultures and races.
The best work has taken place when we break down our large problems into small pieces in our regular personal practices and community work.
“She is able to give us a real story about the value of our history,” Jeff Kirkland of the York African American History Society said about York native Debra Newman Ham.