African Americans of Wilmington's East Side (Images of America) (Hardcover)

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African Americans of Wilmington's East Side (Images of America) (Hardcover)

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Wilmington's East Side is the oldest residential community in the city. The first Swedish colony settled there in the 1600s, and over time, Jewish, Polish, and African American people followed. By the mid-1950s, the East Side emerged as a predominantly Black, achievement-oriented community--a place where working-class families, Black-owned businesses, and Black doctors, lawyers, teachers, musicians, and community leaders lived, worshipped, and worked together amid segregation. Among historic landmarks are Howard High School, People's Settlement Association, Walnut Street Y, St. Michael's School and Nursery, Clifford Brown Walk, Louis Redding House, and multidenominational churches. Situated in an urban setting east of downtown, the East Side is walking distance from the central business district, small retail establishments, and employers.
Product Details ISBN: 9781540250858
ISBN-10: 1540250857
Publisher: Arcadia Pub (Sc)
Publication Date: January 10th, 2022
Pages: 130
Language: English
Series: Images of America