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

04apr12:30 pmStenton: "Black History in Philadelphia" Book Talk with Author Amy Cohen

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“Black History in Philadelphia” Book Talk with Author Amy Cohen

Thursday, April 4th

12:30pm (bring your lunch)

at Stenton, 4601 N. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

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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(Thursday) 12:30 pm



4601 N 18th St



Stenton is one of the earliest, best-preserved, and most authentic historic houses in Philadelphia. Completed in 1730 as a country-seat, plantation house for James Logan - Secretary to William Penn; merchant, politician, justice, scientist, and scholar – Stenton was home to six generations of the Logan family, as well as a diverse community of servants and enslaved Africans, including Dinah, who lived and worked at Stenton for over 60 years. Furnished with 18th- and 19th-century Logan family objects, and remaining in little-altered condition, a visit to Stenton offers an unparalleled experience of early 4601 N. 18th St. Philadelphia, PA 19140

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