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 aHumanities Research for the Public Good grant through the Council of Independent Colleges.