Few places in the nation are as old or historically significant as Philadelphia, the touted birthplace of America. Yet only 2.2 percent of the city’s buildings are historically designated. So Philly Mayor Kenney, here are some suggestions to get you started: SAVE MINTON HOUSE!
Systemic Racism and Historic Preservation by Faye Anderson, PhillyJazz.us From the colonial era to the Civil War, Philadelphia was a center of organized resistance to slavery. The city was also home to the largest and wealthiest African American population in the country. Philadelphia’s Black elite included Henry Minton (1811-1883), a caterer and abolitionist whose guestsContinue reading “Systemic Racism and Historic Preservation by Faye Anderson, PhillyJazz.us”