The Commonwealth Monument Project is an initiative of the IIPT Harrisburg Peace Promenade, a project of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, fiscal sponsor
Becky Ault, after a two year activation and planning process, designed a monument “A Gathering at the Crossroads.” This is their benchmark project in the Commonwealth and for the world stage. Designed to be interactive; people can physically enter the monument. It will be placed in the Commonwealth Capitol on the lawn in front of the Irvis Building at 4th and Walnut, the Capitol and Strawberry Square.
When the nation turns to celebrate the ratification of the 15th and 19th Amendments
which gave African-
The monument commemorates a point in tme when, according to historic reports in
the Harrisburg newspapers, residents of the Old 8th Ward when they learned that the
15th Amendment had become federal law in May 1870, securing the vote for African
Americans, at that moment, people from the largely African-