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Two congregations celebrate Bucks County’s African American history


On Feb. 10, two churches with very different racial demographics co-hosted a special event celebrating African American History in Bucks County during Black History Month.

Second Baptist Church of Doylestown, whose members are mostly African American, and Doylestown Presbyterian Church, a predominantly white congregation, presented to the public a “Lunch and Learn” event featuring guest speakers, inspirational music, and a shared meal.

In total, more than 150 people attended, including board members of community organizations such as the Village Improvement Association of Bucks County, the PairUP Society, the Bucks County NAACP, and the African American Museum of Bucks County. More than $4,000 was raised to benefit the museum.

Many were excited to learn of Bucks County’s involvement in the Underground Railroad and other aspects of the diverse journeys of African Americans in this region. This sharing of knowledge and spreading awareness continues to be part of the mission of the African American Museum.

This gathering took place at Second Baptist as part of its Christ and Cultural Humility program, which strives to welcome, value, and celebrate cultural differences. Doylestown Presbyterian Church’s involvement came through its Matthew 25 initiative, which began as a way to address structural racism and its intersectionality with poverty.

Throughout the past few years, the two churches have joined in faith and friendship in developing a meaningful relationship. Each congregation has hosted the other for worship services, met in ongoing group discussions, and they have participated together in community events.

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