Dunnings Creek Friends Starting Series


September 8, 2022

The Dunnings Creek Friends Meeting (Quakers) will present the first in its “Still Listening” guest speaker series on local history in September. Journalist Cody McDevitt of Somerset, author of Banished From Johnstown: Racist Backlash in Western Pennsylvania (2020), will tell the little-known history of the time in 1923 when Black and Hispanic residents were evicted and forced to flee Johnstown in fear for their lives.

This is considered one of the worst civil rights injustices in Pennsylvania history, yet few local people are aware that it even happened. After the presentation, the aut...

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