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A History of Racial Inequities in Philadelphia
November 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
To set the stage for current day Philadelphia profiled in “Philly Forward: A Tourism Symposium,” educator John King will kick off the November 9 monthly meeting with “A History of Racial Inequities in Philadelphia.” His talk will focus on Black Philadelphia in the pre-colonial period; property ownership in 1790; and the history of redlining, including the 1937 map for Philadelphia, the homeowner’s loan corporation (HOLC), and redlined neighborhoods today.
John currently works as the Community Schools Manager for the City of Philadelphia, Office of Children and Families. He has worked as an educator for over 25 years, most recently for Germantown Friends School and as an adjunct professor for Peirce College and Temple. He has a Bachelor’s and Master of Education from Temple University. He is a native Philadelphian, raised in East Falls, and served honorably in the U. S. Army.
The meeting will be at 7 pm at Philly’s Gourmet Steaks, 114 Market Street. Plan to attend! Come early for food and drinks.
Following the presentation will be a short business meeting and some social time.
APT meetings are open to aspiring and working tour guides as well as anyone with an interest in Philadelphia-focused history. Attend one meeting for free and then it is $50 to join the association for the year or $10 per monthly meeting in-person event. Zoom meetings are free. Please join us for convivial company, good food, fascinating presentations, and lively discussions.