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Curious residents outside the house of Bill and Daisy Meyers, the first African Americans to move into Levittown, PA, August 20, 1957.
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Little knots of people are gathered outside the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Myers, Jr.

Credit: Image donated by Corbis-Bettmann

After a week of disturbances and protests the Meyers and their three children moved into Levittown, PA, on August 19, 1957. A World War II veteran, William Meyers was an equipment tester for a refrigeration firm.

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