Johnstown Banishment

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Knowing our past helps us understand our present and do better in the future

Vigils and Events

September 6, 2023. Pittsburgh
6 pm Note: Due to the forecast for extreme heat, the event has been moved from Freedom Corner to Trinity AME Church, 2700 Wylie Ave., in the Hill District. The church is air-conditioned, has a sound system and comfortable places to sit. Plenty of free parking is available in the streets surrounding the church.
The vigil will be led by African American, Hispanic American and faith leaders. Come to learn more about this horrific occurrence and to pray for eternal vigilance regarding the perils and impacts of the racial prejudice, systemic racism, and white supremacy so pervasive in our nation today.

September 7, 2023. Johnstown
12 noon Central Park Gazebo
The Bishop Cynthia Moore- Koikoi will speak at this vigil being planned by United Women in Faith and the Summit Transformational Action Antiracism Team to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this travesty. Community leaders and the Faith community will come together to mark this event.

September 7, 2023. Johnstown
7pm Heritage Discovery Center. 201 6th Ave Johnstown, PA 15906
Free Event, please register here
Come commemorate this incident at a presentation of Cody McDevitt’s book, Banished from Johnstown, and a panel discussion about sundown towns, banishments, and segregated neighborhoods in America. There will also be a photo exhibition and reception. Register Here