Saturday, June 27, 2015
A quilt commemorating African-American history in Dauphin County is being created by the African American Quilters Gathering Harrisburg (AAQGH), in collaboration with local historian Calobe Jackson. The quilt will honor the U.S. Colored Troops and Underground Railroad, along with more contemporary events such as development of Hamilton Health Center in 1969 by Claude Nichols, and C. Dolores Tucker, the first African-American woman to serve as Secretary of State. The quilt will debut in October 2015.