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Still Family History by Valerie Still, Weds., Feb. 28

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Valerie Still – basketball trading card

When Valerie Still retired from professional basketball, for the first time in years she felt unsure of her next move.

Dr. Caroline Still Anderson IMAGE COURTESY OF TEMPLE UNIV. DIGITAL COLLECTION

She found the answer in the life of an ancestor who lived more than 150 years ago — her cousin, Caroline Still Wiley Anderson, a remarkable woman who was one of the first female African-American doctors in Philadelphia.

Dr. James Still

Dr. James Still, her great-great-grandfather,  born to former slaves, was a New Jersey physician known as the “Black Doctor of the Pines,”

William Still IMAGE COURTESY OF TEMPLE UNIV. DIGITAL COLLECTION

Valerie is also the great-great-grandniece of abolitionist William Still, known by many as the “father of the Underground Railroad.”

This is only part of the fascinating history of her remarkable family.

Valerie Still

Excerpted from “Still Connected” by AMELIA BRUST, Inquirer Staff Writer

See the entire Philadelphia Inquirer interview and 2m,13sec video here.

WHAT: “Still Family History” – a free public presentation by Valerie Still
WHERE: Riverton Free Library
WHEN: Weds., February 28, 2018, at 7 pm

Details

Date:
February 28
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

The Riverton Free Library
306 Main Street
Riverton, NJ 08077 United States
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Phone:
(856) 829-2476
Website:
https://rivertonfreelibrary.org