Fletcher and Utensie Hillian

In 1925 Fletcher (1895-1992) and Utensie (1902-2006) Hillian joined the Great Migration north, moving to Philadelphia in 1925 from South Carolina. They chose Philadelphia not just for the economic opportunities they believed they would find there, but also because of the opportunities for home ownership. Over the course of their lives, they made new lives in the city, helped family members make their own move to Philadelphia, and there raised a daughter in the home that they owned.

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Brad Horstmann and Charles Hardy