Daily Archives: December 21, 2007

A short test of your York black history knowledge – Part I

Dr. Maulana Karenga, widely known as the creator of Kwanzaa, graduated from York’s William Penn High School. The widely published author was known as Ron Everett during his York days. Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrating black … Continue reading

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The Grumbachers: Heroes and Builders, in York, Part III

Max Samuel “Tom” Grumbacher, who died in 2006, was an integral part of his family’s Bon-Ton Department Stores for 65 years. He was the son of Bon-Ton founder Max Grumbacher and his wife, Daisy. Other posts in this “Builders & … Continue reading

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