This 1901 map, contemporary to William and Caroline Still's time, has been overlaid with markers showing the former locations of prominent Philadelphia African-Americans and African-American institutions related to the life and times of William Still and Caroline Still Wiley Anderson. The Seventh Ward of Philadelphia contained the largest population of African-Americans in the city at that time, and was the subject of sociological studies by W.E.B. Du Bois.
W.E.B. Du Bois conducted his pioneering sociological study, The Philadelphia Negro (1899), in the Seventh Ward, which was bounded by Spruce Street on the north, South Street on the south, Sixth Street on the east, and Twenty-Third Street on the west. At that time, the Seventh Ward contained the largest population of Blacks in the city of Philadelphia. This map was published as part of the study.
Map of Wards 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 in the City of Philadelphia - 1901
From: Bromley, George Washington. Atlas of the city of Philadelphia, complete in one volume. Philadelphia: G.W. Bromley and Co., 1901.
Bromley map images courtesy of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries.
Map of the Seventh Ward of Philadelphia - 1899
From: Du Bois, W.E.B. Series in political economy and public law. The Philadelphia Negro; a social study by W.E. Burghardt Du Bois. Together with a special report on domestic service by Isabel Eaton. Vol. 14. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1899.
The material on this site is provided for private research use and is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, US Code). For proper use and reproduction of these materials, consult our Copyright and Citation Guide.
To view primary source materials about William Still and Caroline Still Anderson, search our collections.