Learn & Explore Weekend, Featuring Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass

Learn & Explore Weekend, Featuring Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass

Friday February 25th & Saturday February 26th, 2022
African American History is American History
Featuring Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass and tour of related historic sites in Franklin County.
Speeches by Frederick Douglass
Douglass’ speeches give a glimpse of his life and accomplishments as well as his dedication to liberty, civil rights, and equality of all human beings.
Frederick Douglass wrote several autobiographies, advised politicians and presidents, and worked for the rights of African Americans, equal treatment of women, and other minority groups.
James Daly, editor of Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass, points out his many accomplishments but notes his success as an orator.
Douglass’ speeches span more than half a century and show today’s reader an original source perspective of Frederick Douglass’ challenges as well as America’s.
Friday 25th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Delve into Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass – including The Church and Prejudice (1841)
My Slave Experience in Maryland (1848)
We Have Decided to Stay (1848)
John Brown (1881).
$35 /person
$50 /2-person rate
Saturday 26th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Focus on Frederick Douglass in Chambersburg.
Includes a tour of then and now sites connected to Frederick Douglass.
Event includes a lunch or dinner, representing food of the mid-1800’s.
Event concludes with a visit to Mount Vernon Cemetery on Route 30 West.
Mount Vernon is a National Park Service Network to Freedom site, where USCT are interred.
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Chambersburg Community Martin Luther King Memorial Service

Chambersburg Community Martin Luther King Memorial Service

The Annual Chambersburg Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service will be held Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3 PM at Central Presbyterian Church, 30 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg.

The service, which celebrates the ongoing spiritual impact of Dr. King’s life and ministry, will be led by clergy and laity from the community. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Ronnie B. Tucker, Sr., recently retired Associate Professor of Political Science at Shippensburg University and currently the Academic Coach at Penn State Mont Alto.

Music will be presented by the CASHS Choristers under the direction of Elizabeth Stahl. The Network Ministries Steppers will perform and the YMCA Teen Achievers will assist with the service.

A special feature of the service will be the presentation of student essays written in honor and recognition of Dr. King’s contributions, compiled in a project supervised for the Chambersburg Area School District by Dr. Gwen Durham and Gladys Leon.

The Rev. Dr. Ronnie B. Tucker, Sr. is a native of Monticello, Arkansas, and is the eldest child of the late Mrs. Bertha Tucker Hewing. Rev. Dr. Tucker is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, with a B.A. Degree in Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in Political Science and Public Administration. Rev. Dr. Tucker is also a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Ph.D. in Public Administration. He holds a Doctorate of Theology from New World Bible Institute. During his tenure at Shippensburg University, Rev. Dr. Tucker was selected for Who’s Who Among Outstanding Teachers in Colleges and Universities in the United States. He is the author of a book on “Affirmative Action,” and numerous encyclopedia articles and journal publications. He is married to Lenore; they have two adult children, Kristie and Ronnie B. Tucker, II, daughter-in law Natasha, and 3 grandchildren, Bradley, Eryn, and Darius.

The service will conclude with the congregation joining hands in the historic Civil Rights hymn, “We Shall Overcome.” Following the service there will be a reception in the Central Presbyterian Church Social Hall.

The service is co-sponsored by the Chambersburg Area Ministerial Alliance, the Evangelical Fellowship of Cumberland Valley, the Chambersburg Ministerium, and the United Churches of the Chambersburg Area.