Daily Archives: June 18, 2013

Shrewsbury’s Amanda Berry Smith: ‘Our house was one of the main stations of the Under Ground Railroad’

Amanda Berry Smith was a renaissance woman. She grew up in York County, Pa., and as an adult, she served as an evangelist. She’s remembered as a chronicler of the Underground Railroad movement in northern Maryland and York County.

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York countian builds the Black American Experience one photo, one story at a time

York County, Pa., resident Ophelia Chambliss’ family posing circa 1946 in Tuskegee, Ala. Learn more about her project concerning her family and countless others: Images and Stories of the Black American Experience.

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