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Date:
February 20, 2024
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Address:
Moorestown Library
111 West Second Street

Moorestown, NJ 08057
Cost:
Free and Open to All
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Remembering the West End Center

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Historical Society of Moorestown as part of their History Speaks Lecture Series Honor of Black History Month presents Remembering the West End Center with Mr. Richard Gray.

Moorestown native Richard Gray will review the history of the West End Community Center, and his plan to protect the legacy of a place so important in the history of Moorestown. Mr. Gray currently is the Director of Community and School Development for the Center for Collaborative Education and ia a lecturer at the Columbia University Law School.

The WECC was originated and managed by Black women and men in the West End neighborhood as a space where residents could congregate, celebrate, and create programs to build strong community relationships, in the face of the discriminatory policy which prohibited African-Americans from using the Community House on Main Street.

The WECC was a place of belonging where social ties were deepened through joyful, purposeful interaction. Despite its historical and cultural significance, many Moorestown residents are unaware of WECC, in large part because the building was destroyed after the Community House was eventually integrated in the 1960’s.


Register by calling: 856.234.0333  or via moorestownhistory.org

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