Journey from Jerusalem, authored by local educator and historian Sarah Thompson with an essay by Karen James, was published by the Erie County Historical Society (ECHS) in 1996. The Historical Society’s Hagen History Center on West 6th Street in Erie holds a rich trove of resources related to local African American history which we invite you to explore. Long out of print, Journey from Jerusalem is being made available here to readers and researchers courtesy of the Hagen History Center. All rights to its use are reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the Erie County Historical Society, Erie PA.