J. Gordon Baugh’s A Souvenir of Germantown (1913): Documenting the Early 20th Century Black Business

Watch ONLINE via ZOOM from the safety and comfort of your home. A link with instructions will be provided at 3 pm on November 7, 2023. If you register past that time, the link will be included in the confirmation email. 

A replay link will be emailed to all registrants the Friday after the presentation.

J. Gordon Baugh's A Souvenir of Germantown (1913): Documenting the Early 20th Century Black Business and Civic Community in Philadelphia’s 22nd Ward.

presented by Supreme Dow and Tuomi Forrest

J. Gordon Baugh Jr's, A Souvenir of Germantown, published in 1913 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, documented the economic and social impact of Germantown's robust Black business and civic community.  This talk will explore the many places, organizations, and people depicted in this unique publication including those sites still standing today, as well as the ways in which this document can help us better understand contemporary Germantown.

Supreme Dow is the founder, executive director, and curator of the Black Writers Museum in Philadelphia. He has over 30 years of experience working with government, private, non-profit and community based institutions on education, economic, and empowerment initiatives.

Tuomi Forrest currently serves as the Executive Director of Historic Germantown, where for the past 5 years he has led a consortium of 18 cultural, natural, and historic sites in Northwest Philadelphia. He also manages the operations of the Germantown Historical Society and in that capacity raises funds and oversees capital improvement projects at the museum building. Prior to this position, he worked at Partners for Sacred Places for 21 years and was Executive Vice President for five of those years.  He holds a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature/ American Studies from the University of Virginia. His BA is from Haverford College.  

$15 | General Admission

$10 | Alliance Member 

Students with ID, residents of the neighborhoods being presented, or individuals with financial difficulties free with email to vcheng@preservationalliance.com