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Making Good NeighborsCivil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia$
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Abigail Perkiss

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780801452284

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801452284.001.0001

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The Choice to Live Differently

The Choice to Live Differently

Reimagining Integration at Century’s End

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(p.145) Chapter 7 The Choice to Live Differently
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Making Good Neighbors
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Abigail Perkiss

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452284.003.0008

This chapter discusses the historical narrative of West Mount Airy Neighbors based on the speech of West Mount Airy Neighbors Association (WMAN) executive director Laura Siena. She said that the neighborhood has thrived not only because of its long-standing dedication to intentional integration, but also because of the legacy that has been created through the memorialization of that dedication. Over the previous half century, public representations of West Mount Airy had been an integral part of the neighborhood's identity formation, serving at once to create internal community cohesion and to attract new, like-minded homeowners to the region. Moreover, these depictions solidified the community's reputation for biracial interracialism.

Keywords:   West Mount Airy Neighbors, intentional integration, public representations, biracial interracialism, Laura Siena, WMAN

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