Starr Garden Pool

Title

Starr Garden Pool

Subject

recreation; swimming; Philadelphia City Parks

Description

Children playing in a pool a Starr Garden at 617 Rodman Street. Site of the College Settlement and the W. E. B. DuBois House, Starr Garden offered social services and opportunities to the poor, immigrants, and African Americans. These services included a music school, classes, and boys and girls clubs. W. E. B. DuBois lived here from 1896-97 while he researched his groundbreaking study, The Philadelphia Negro. In the early 1900s, right before the Great Migration, Philadelphia’s College Settlement excluded African Americans from their social service programs.

Creator

PH. B. Wallace

Source

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 451 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Spring 2016

Date

June 1925

Contributor

Janneken Smucker

Rights

Courtesy of Temple University Libraries

Format

JPG

Type

Still Image

Original Format

Photograph

Files

Starr Garden Special Collections Temple.jpg

Citation

PH. B. Wallace, “Starr Garden Pool,” Goin' North, accessed January 20, 2019, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/978.