Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 10:45am
WALK LEADER: Kalela Williams, of Free Library Division of Cultural and Civic Engagement
MEETING PLACE: Seger Recreation Center, 1020 Lombard Street
Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine.
Discover the places and people of Philadelphia’s historically black Seventh Ward, brought to life through images, as well as their own words written in diaries, letters, and newspapers. We’ll step into the world of 18th and 19th century Philadelphians who lived in what was once a thriving African American community, learning how they fought for equal rights and the abolition of those enslaved in the South. Let’s follow their footsteps and hear their stories of everyday life and heroic activism.
- Walk will start at Seger Rec Center and end near 9th and South streets.
- Accessibility considerations: busy sidewalks
- Duration: approximately 90 minutes
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