The African American Museum of Bucks County (AAMBC) is showcasing their mobile exhibit, “Building on The Dream: From Africa to Bucks County” at the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road, Bensalem.
The exhibit pays tribute to the lives, culture, accomplishments and contributions of African Americans in Bucks County, from their origins in Africa through the 21st century.
The exhibit features a timeline of events in African American history in Pennsylvania, including a memorial list of African Americans who were registered as slaves in Bucks County in the 18th and 19th century, the history of the Underground Railroad in Bucks County, and the role of Bucks County AME churches in helping African Americans transition from slavery to freedom.
During this time the Museum has presented a Speaker Series which will conclude on Sunday, April 5th, from 2:00 to 4:30pm, with “Contributions of African Americans from Bucks County during the Civil War Era.”
The Honorable Travis Francis, the first African American Judge appointed in Middlesex County, NJ, is an avid historian of the Civil War.
He will speak on the valuable role and enormous sacrifices of African Americans during this crucial conflict.
Judge Francis has served as an adjunct professor at the Rutgers School of law, and presented at prestigious institutions such as the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased on the AAMBC website, infoaambc.org.