HARRISBURG – Government and community leaders will participate in a press conference to announce the completion of the historic monument “A Gathering At The Crossroads: For Such A Time As This” on the Capitol grounds.
WHO: The Commonwealth Monument Project; state, county, and municipal elected officials; community leaders and project partners.
WHAT: Press Conference on the completion of “A Gathering At The Crossroads: For Such A Time As This,” a monument depicting Thomas Chester, Jacob Compton, William Howard Day, and Frances E.W. Harper, around the pedestal featuring the names of 100 African-American residents of Harrisburg’s Historic 8th Ward
WHEN: Monday, November 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: The K. Leroy Irvis Equality Circle (Capitol South Lawn in front of the K. Leroy Irvis Building) Fourth & Walnut streets, Harrisburg, PA
WHY: In commemoration of the 150th and 100th anniversaries of the 15th and 19th amendments, respectively, and the voting rights of all people, the installation of the statues depicting Thomas Chester and Jacob Compton completes the historical “A Gathering At The Crossroads: For Such A Time As This” monument.
NOTE: Installation of the bronze figures depicting Thomas Chester and Jacob Compton, which completes the monument, will begin at 9 a.m. (Photo Opportunity)
For more information, contact Rev.Yvette Davis at 215-200-4213(cell) or [email protected].