Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land: Africans in Lancaster Country

Singing the Lord's Song in a Strand Land: Africans in Lancaster Country

Leroy Taft Hopkins, Jr.
Professor of German Language (Emeritus) at Millersville University, Pennsylvania; President of the African-American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania

Hopkins gives a presentation, then participates in an interview in which he will be joined by Betty Hurdle, a veteran member of the African American community in Lancaster. Hurdle is a retired Housing and Community Advocate, and currently a member of the 7th Ward Oral History Project. They were also joined by Kevin Ressler, a mayoral candidate in this year's Democratic primary. Antonio Callari, F&M Professor of Economics, who is intimately involved with the Crispus Attucks Community Center, conducts the interview after the presentation.

This event was proposed by Eiman Zein-Elabdin and is sponsored by the Africana Studies Program, Economics Department, History Department, American Studies Department, the Ware Institute and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Common Hour enables the entire Franklin & Marshall College community to gather for culturally and academically enriching events at midday each Thursday during the academic year. This opportunity to engage in a campus-wide dialogue originates with Common Hour and then extends beyond the confines of 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. into classrooms, house commons, dining halls and beyond.  


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