by Rosemary Reeves
In 1954 Eisenhower was President, gas was 21 cents a gallon and the highly publicized case of Brown vs. Board of Education marked the end of racial segregation in public schools. The Upper Holmesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia was about to quietly distinguish itself in the advancement of civil rights. A little-known fact not found in history books, it was the year the Philadelphia Housing Authority made an initial bold step toward integrating the white-dominated Liddonfield Housing Project. Five black families were to move in. The first among them was the Coleman family. I interviewed Dolores Coleman Jennings about her family’s contribution to public housing history.
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