Tue 19 Feb

Shedding a Light on Erie's Black History

Johnny Johnson This presentation consists of photos from the Lawrence's Family archiveshighlighting both the role of the Lawrence Family in the musical life of Erie, Pa.from the earl... Read More »
Thu 21 Feb

Erie: The Worst City in America for African-Americans, 2017 – Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

Margaret Smith, Ph.D Erie: The Worst City in America for African-Americans, 2017 – Lies,Damn Lies, and StatisticsThe presentation provides some insight into several topics that examine t... Read More »
Mon 25 Feb

Salem, Witch Hunts, and Women: A Look at the History of Class and Gender*

Katherine Howe, M.A. We are living in a moment in which witch hunts dominateheadlines and capture media attention. The idea ofthe "witch hunt" has informed American political lifefor gener... Read More »

Advancing Community Progress in Erie, Pennsylvania

The Jefferson Educational Society (JES) of Erie is a nonprofit institution where conversations commence and ideas take action. We were founded to promote civic enlightenment and community progress for the Erie Region through the study, research, and discussion of those ideas and events that have influenced the human condition. The Society offers courses, seminars, and lectures which explain the central ideas that have formed the past, assist in exploring the present, and offer guidance to enhance the civic future of the Erie Region.