100 VOICES is part of the Commonwealth Monument Project. The project organizer is the IIPT Harrisburg Peace Promenade, a project of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities, fiscal sponsor. Visit the landing page for more information about the project.

In partnership with the Commonwealth Monument Project, we are seeking the direct descendants of 100 influential African-American citizens who called Harrisburg their home in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For some background to this project, consult this post. Click on a card below to see the full details of each individual. You may also click on a card and scroll through all postcards.

In spring 2020, we are working on a booklet telling the story of these important citizens.

If you are a descendant of any of these individuals, or know someone who is, please contact us at digitalharrisburg@messiah.edu.

The Commonwealth Monument Project, also known as the IIPT Harrisburg Peace Promenade 15th Amendment Project, is funded through The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and a Humanities Research for the Public Good grant through the Council of Independent Colleges.