February 4, 2024
Tracking the Migration of Black Families
Presented by Samantha Dorm
This presentation describes the migration of Black families, both forced during slavery and voluntarily once free. Samantha Dorm has discovered these migrations in exploring the lives of her ancestors and the many people buried at the historic Lebanon Cemetery in North York. Some forced migrations spread families who had connections to York over several of the former “slave” states. Manumissions of slaves prior to the Civil War and promises of a new life with freedom and work
opportunities brought other Black families to York voluntarily.
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South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society