The African-American History of Harford County Project is inspired by Campaign 42, a movement formed to address social and racial injustice. Campaign 42's hope is to assist women and minorities interested in serving in local government. The African-American pamphlets are written to highlight the achievements, contributions and struggles of local African-Americans who live or lived in Harford County by sharing their history with others.


Our inspiration comes from No. 42, Jackie Robinson, who

was the first black man to break the color barrier in

professional baseball in 1947.

The untold history of the contributions of African Americans remains hidden from our history books. In Harford County, Maryland that history was oral and dying. Volunteers in the county devised a method to address that concern for their community. 


The Harford County community was slow to accept integration and African Americans in the county now see the need to affirm the important contributions of this community and its people. It is vital for the the Harford County community to become aware of AA history and become appreciative of its history and impact.  


Since 2016, the African American History of Harford County Project (AAHHCP) Committee has been successful in creating and publishing pamphlets that describe important people, groups or events.  The group has learned to:

  • access and utilize archives and official documents to identify information.

  • engage in committee discussions to generate a list of people and events to explore,

  • develop a process for writing and revising, and

  • utilize a strategy for reaching the African American community and other interested individuals with information 


The African American History Project wishes to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

African-American History of Harford County Project in the News

Volunteers Bolster AA History in Harford Co.; The Baltimore Sun; 27-jun-2016

Women's History Month; Aegis; 17-mar-2017

2017 Historic Preservation Awards; Harford County Government; 18-may-2017

Bridge memorializes CW Soldier, Har. Co. Medal of Honor recipient; APGNEWS; 16-nov-2017

Harford Brown Bag Lunch at Historical Society;  HarfordsHeart calendar; 13-feb-2018

Harford Magazine; Summer 2018 "Women of Influence"


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