100 NAMES 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. This website is under development and is scheduled to be finished August 31, 2019.

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 fall 2019, we will begin working on short biographies for each of these names.

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.