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“Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape”
with author Amy Cohen

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 2:00 pm

In-Person in the MacColl Room
First Presbyterian Church
201 S. 21st St.


In a vividly illustrated presentation, author Amy Cohen will discuss the long and influential presence of African Americans in Philadelphia and how this history is reflected in monuments, markers, murals, and so forth. After giving a general overview of her book, Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape: Deep Roots, Continuing Legacy, she will focus on the fascinating history of the All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors, a 1934 monument that sits on 20th and the Parkway, across from the Franklin Institute.


Amy Cohen, a Philadelphia native, is an educator, writer, and historian. She spent twenty years as a middle and high school social studies teacher, including thirteen years at Masterman School. Upon leaving the classroom in 2013, Cohen became the Director of Education at History Making Productions, a documentary company that makes films about the history of Philadelphia. Cohen is a regular contributor to Hidden City, an on-line magazine about Philadelphia’s history and built environment. In February 2024, her first book, Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape: Deep Roots, Continuing Legacy, was published by Temple University Press in February 2024.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
MacColl Room
First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia
201 S. 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Peter Schoenbach
Registration is required before Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 12:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This will be an in-person event in the MacColl Room of the First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. 21st St., at the southeast corner of Walnut. The entrance is at the rear of the building off of 21st St. There is a handicapped accessible entrance off of Chancellor St. behind the building.

Please register on the Penn’s Village website, by emailing, or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members and volunteer partners. Nonmembers and guests may attend up to three programs before being required to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village, or pay $10 per additional program.

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs
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