On March 9, 1950 Bayard Rustin, leading strategist of the Civil Rights Movement 1955-1968 and advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke at YWCA Lancaster, delivering speeches for young people and adults on non-violent protest, social inclusiveness and the dangers of nuclear proliferation.
Because of this historic moment, YWCA of Lancaster is the 21st stop on the African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania new self-guided tour. In collaboration with the City of Lancaster Office of Promotion (LOOP) and four other community organizations, the Historical Society just released its new Map & Guide, highlighting more than 24 sites in the City of Lancaster, PA Government that tell the story of the African American experience, from the Colonial Era to the mid-20th century.
The map & guide is free and is available at various locations throughout Lancaster County, including YWCA of Lancaster. Pick up yours today to begin exploring the important stories and historical African American sites located within Lancaster’s original town plan.