Frank Gilyard Sr., founder of African American museum, dies

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Published: Jan 23 2013 07:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 24 2013 06:58:12 PM EST

Many in Berks County are mourning the loss of a leader.

Frank Gilyard Sr., the historian behind the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum in Reading, has died.

Gilyard helped collect and catalog items at the museum, which has items that go back more than 170 years.