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Building on the Dream: From Africa to Bucks County

The exhibit pays tribute to the lives, culture, accomplishments and contributions of African Americans in Bucks County, from their origins in Africa through the 21st century. The exhibit features a timeline of events in African American history in Pennsylvania, the history of the Underground Railroad in Bucks County, and the role of Bucks County AME churches in helping African Americans transition from slavery to freedom.

The exhibit also includes a three-part speaker series: “The Art of Thomas McKinney & Opening Reception” on February 2; “Untold Stories of African American Civil War Soldiers buried at Slate Hill Cemetery” on March 15; and “Contributions of African Americans from Bucks County during the Civil War Era” on April 5. 

Building on the Dream: From Africa to Bucks County
  • February 2, 2020 - April 7, 2020
  • Bucks County Visitor Center