Tanis Monroy

Interview of Tanis Monroy at the Black History Festival in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library Memory Bank. Monroy talks about moving to Carlisle at a young age from New York via Allentown and how he would visit the War College, write poetry, and walk around town. He discussed how he hoped for further integration between Dickinson College and the community and that students would be more open to experiencing Carlisle. He also hopes more residents will engage with the community through community service.

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Interview of Evelyn Wilson at the Black History Festival in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the Elizabeth V. and George F. Gardner Digital Library Memory Bank. Wilson discusses moving to Carlisle when her husband was posted at the Carlisle Barracks and the tension her family experienced being the first Black family to move to North Pitt Street. She mentions her work experience and family. Wilson further talks about how she stayed in Carlisle because of the schools and the positive direction Carlisle is moving.

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Frank Elmer Masland Jr. was a prominent industrialist, conservationist, explorer, philanthropist and pillar of the Carlisle community throughout the twentieth century. Born to Frank Elmer Masland and Mary Esther Gossler on December 8, 1895, he was the grandson of Charles Henry Masland, founder of the Carlisle carpet company C. H. Masland & Sons.

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