Goodridge Statue Fund

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The nonprofit William C Goodridge Freedom Center and Underground Railroad Museum is planning to bring York City, Pennsylvania its first statue of a person of color.

The organization is planning a life-size bronze statue of 19th-Century renaissance man William C Goodridge to be placed outside and in front of the museum, Goodridge’s former home at 123 E. Philadelphia St. in York. 

The museum is one of few African American cultural sites in the United States.
Goodridge was a biracial entrepreneur who rose from slavery to business prominence in 19th-Century Pennsylvania. He owned numerous properties and operated multiple businesses, all while risking it to secretly transport slaves to freedom.

The statue will capture the theme of freedom and could include references to Goodridge's involvement in the underground railroad, his life and businesses.


Please consider donating to our Statue Fund.


Call for Artists

The nonprofit William C Goodridge Freedom Center and Underground Railroad Museum is planning to bring York City its first statue of a person of color. The organization is seeking design proposals and cost estimates for a life-size bronze statueof 19th-Century renaissance man William C Goodridge to be placed outside and in front of the museum, at 123 E Philadelphia St. in York. 

The statue should capture the theme of freedom and could include references to Goodridge's involvement in the underground railroad and his life and businesses. Proposals must be received in person or via email at 613 S. George St. or ckauffman@crispusattucks.org by August 30, 2018.

For questions, call Edquina Washington at 717-848-3610, Ext. 230.