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May 21, 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meeting Hall
1214 Horseshoe Pike
Downingtown, PA 19335
20230521 HC Spring Speakers
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Build Your Own Door - Toni Morton, Hayti Historical Society

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Dr. Whittier C. Atkinson’s legacy included the founding of a hospital in 1936 in Coatesville to serve the local African American population. He was the first African American Physician in Chester County. Hear more about his outstanding contributions to Chester County!

Presenter: Toni Morton of Hayti Historical Society in Sadsburyville will share the story of Dr. Atkinson’s life and accomplishments. And also the work the historical society has been doing to preserve the community of Hayti that became home to many African Americans during the Great Migration.


We act to preserve the Passtown Elementary School. We produce African American History Programs.

We produce documentaries of historical significance.

We remember, uplift and comfort our community with cards and resolutions.

We invite and welcome our neighbors and friends to the annual HHS Open House on New Year's Day and the annual HHS Labor Day Cookout.

We collect historical pictures and artifacts.

We tell the story.

We support and sponsor a community garden.

We assist residents through our Adult Literacy Program and our Community Assistance Outreach.

We attend other organizations' outreach activities.

We encourage one another.

We advocate for our community.


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