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"Black History in Philadelphia" Book Talk with Author Amy Cohen

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In a vividly illustrated presentation, Amy Cohen, author of Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape: Deep Roots, Enduring Legacy, 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. Her talk will frame the significance of the upcoming unveiling of the Dinah Memorial at Stenton on April 20th. Guests are welcome to bring their own lunch to this talk.

Amy Cohen spent twenty years as a middle and high school social studies teacher. In 2013, she became the Director of Education at the film company History Making Productions, where she developed educational materials to accompany documentaries, mostly about the history of Philadelphia. Amy produced Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century which won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for Historic/Cultural Program Feature. Amy is a frequent contributor to Hidden City, an on-line magazine about Philadelphia’s history and built environment. Her writing has also been published in the Pennsylvania Gazette, Legacies, Tablet, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.


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