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 the full listing of these 100 citizens, consult this post. In spring 2019, we will be posting an identification card–and eventually a short biography–for each of the names on the list. Check back for a full collection of cards.
If you are a descendant of any of these individuals, or know someone who is, please contact us at
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.
John Q. Adams Anne Amos Aquila Amos Roscoe E. Astwood James M. Auter Frisby C. Battis William Battis Gwendolyn Bennett J. Robin Bennett Mary Bennett Dennee Bibb Josephine L. Bibb Peter Blackwell Janie Blalock-Charleston Mary Braxton-Roberts Cassius Brown Ida Brown Harry Burrs Sylvester Burrus Joseph Bustill Charles J. Carter W. Arthur Carter W. Justin Carter Amelia Chester David Chester Jane Chester Maude Coleman Turner Cooper Jacob Costley Charles Crampton Dorothy Curtis J. Steward Davis William R. Dorsey Alice Dunbar-Nelson William McDonald Felton Edith Fields Benjamin J. Foote Theodore Frye John Gaitor George Galbraith Henry H. Garnett James Grant Harriett Harrison Walter Hooper James H. W. Howard Layton Howard O. L. C. Hughes George H. Imes Spencer P. Irvin C. Sylvester Jackson Leonard Z. Johnson, Sr. Zachariah Johnson Hannah Jones William H. Jones Dr. William M. (Pap) Jones Agnes Kemp Morris H. Layton, Sr. Morris H. Layton, Jr. A. Leslie Marshall Harriet M. Marshall William H. Marshall William E. Marshall Jesse Mathews Catherine McClintock Mildred Mercer Maud D. Molson Percy C. Moore Robert J. Nelson Charlotte Newman Luther Newman William Parson Horace Payne Catherine Payne-Campbell Esther Popel Joseph B. Popel Daniel Potter, Sr. Rosabelle Quan Aubrey Robinson Laura Robinson John P. Scott Hannah Scott-Cannon John W. Simpson Ephraim Slaughter Susan Sophes Hattie St. Clair-Grant David Stevens James Stocks Colonel Strothers James Stuart Matilda Stuart Annie Summers Henry H. Summers Joseph Thomas Josiah Walls Charlotte Weaver Daniel Webster Clarence Williams William Williams John H. Wolf Eliza Zedricks