Past Meeting

At our public meeting on Sunday, March 20, 2016 the featured presentation was:

Penny L. Washington
Photo 2016 John O. Senior

The Gentrification of the Main Line

by Miss Penny L. Washington

Whether the change occurs in large cities populated with colorful history, or the change takes place in the suburbs and small towns with everyday people pursuing their version of what is left of the American dream, neighborhoods are changing. Nationwide, neighborhoods that have been places of refuge for generations of African Americans are in the midst of profound change, and nowhere is that more apparent than on Philadelphia's Main Line.

Miss Penny L. Washington explored the changes to the culture of the Main Line over the years, and provided facts and insights into this remarkable phenomenon. A lively session of questions and answers followed her presentation.

Penny L. Washington is a graduate of West Chester University. She has worked with West Chester's Bethel A.M.E. Church, the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center, and the Chester County Historical Society to document the rich history of the African American community.

This presentation was held at the Easttown Library & Information Center in Berwyn, PA starting at 2 pm.


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