Calvin Coleman & Betty Ann Wilson Family History Vol. II

Recorded June 11, 2018 Archived June 11, 2018 49:16 minutes
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Id: APP505902


There has been a historically black neighborhood in Swarthmore, PA the area South east of Yale Avenue where Bowdoin, Brighton, Kenyon, and Union come together, there has for at least about 100 years. Swarthmore Public Library asked Calvin Coleman and his sister, Betty Ann Wilson (nee Coleman) to speak about their memories of the neighborhood. They discuss growing up black in Swarthmore, as well as the history of the neighborhood and how black families came to own much of the property in that part of town. They also talk about their lives and their successes, the mother and their memories, and their families today.


  • Betty Ann Wilson
  • Calvin Coleman
  • Swarthmore Public Library