PERSONAL STORIES


Eric Mintel has played the piano for as long as he can remember. His quartet, EMQ, consist of Eric on piano, Nelson Hill on alto sax, soprano sax, and flute, Jack Hegyi on bass, and Dave Mohn on drums.


After serving in World War II as a medic Charley Peterson, 91 years old, had to get over his hatred of Germans. His ill feeling toward the German people was preventing him from completing his studies at Purdue University - School of Pharmacy and advancing to graduate school.


Bob Wolpert tells the story of his visit to the Hudson River Valley celebrating the life and music of Pete Seeger. He first met Pete forty-five years ago. Bob was a university student who was about to begin a career in teaching. He believed Pete was an extraordinary teacher.


Avis was informed that slaves were buried in the Upper Dublin Meetinghouse. She felt led to recognize their existence.


Telling three stories Phillip Seitz, Social Historian, worked for 9 years at Cliveden in Philadelphia. During that time an enormous number of the Chew Family Papers were discovered and turned over to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Included in those papers were letters Benjamin Chew received from the overseer of his plantation in the state of Delaware. Phillip is the author of the book, “Slavery in Philadelphia: A History of Resistance, Denial and Wealth”.


Gloria Gilman tells the story of how the unseating of duly elected Committee Person, Tracey Gordon, stirred up a number of Philadelphia democrats who then created the Philadelphia Democratic Progressive Caucus.


Jerome Riggs, brother Worm, tells us his Philadelphia story of how he got his nickname. Worm grew up in North Philadelphia. He describes his first job as a kid and what he did with his first pay.