When Valerie Still retired from professional basketball, for the first time in years she felt unsure of her next move.
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, her great-great-grandfather, born to former slaves, was a New Jersey physician known as the “Black Doctor of the Pines,”
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.
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