Community members plan African American monument in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Members of the Peace Promenade Project are working toward Harrisburg's first monument to African Americans.

The plan calls for a life-size display of four Pennsylvania abolitionists and voting-rights advocates; Thomas Chester, William Howard Day, Jacob Compton, and Frances Harper.

The statues would pay tribute to the city's African-American history and honor the 15th Amendment that granted African-American men the right to vote.

The group is still working to get funding and nail down a design.

You can purchase a brick stone to go with the monument at an Aug. 26 event at the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center.

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