The Toni Morrison Society is pleased to announce that it will place its 16th Bench by the Road at the historic Hosanna A.U.M.P. (African Union Methodist Protestant) Church on Friday, September 18th at 12:00N in Lincoln, Pennsylvania.
Built in 1843, Hosanna was once the social and spiritual center of Hinsonville, an African-American community whose residents helped to establish nearby Lincoln University and played a key role in both the abolition of slavery and Liberian colonization. As a site on the Underground Railroad, Hosanna hosted abolitionist meetings while Church members worked to assist those journeying via the Underground Railroad to freedom. The Church cemetery also contains graves of Hinsonville's earliest families and Black Civil War veterans.
The Hosanna Church Bench by the Road is being sponsored by Friends of Hosanna Church at Lincoln University and the A.U.M.P. Church. For program details of the dedication ceremony please click here.