Virtual Program on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm
History really comes to life when told by those who actually lived it, and that’s why we are so excited to present a very special Members-Only program in August: A Conversation with Olga Hoggard.
Olga has spent more than 80 years living in West Philadelphia, growing up in a family considered pioneering. Her parents were noted community, civic and political leaders, while her brother, Dennie was one of the first African-American football players at Penn State – and the first to play in the Cotton Bowl.
Please plan on joining us for a virtual presentation and discussion with Olga. Listen in as she reminisces about growing up in Philadelphia in the 1930s and 40s, living and working in segregated America, and her experiences as a social worker. She’ll also discuss her memories of some of West Laurel Hill’s “permanent residents,” including her brother Dennie and noted civil rights leaders Raymond and Sadie Alexander. This is a unique opportunity you will not want to miss.
This members-only virtual program will take place on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at 6:00 pm. Registration is free but restricted to active members of The Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries. A zoom link will be provided after you complete registration and the day of the event.
Presenters: Olga Hoggard, Rachel Wolgemuth, and Sarah Hamill