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Booker T. Washington Center Attraction Details
Booker T. Washington Center
http://www.btwcenter.org
In 1923 a group of black citizens interested in the welfare of the black race felt the urgent need of a community center in Erie, Pennsylvania and on January 2, of that year created an organization to achieve that goal. The members of the organizational committee were Harry C. Thompson, the Reverend H. Price, Sallie M. Parker, Doctor Clarence Cheeks, Juanita Cheeks, Effie Baxter, and Charles Franklin. Later that year, Frances Purdy and the Reverend P. C. Childs were added to this group. This body, with Mr. Thompson as its first president, formed the original Board of Directors of the institution to be known as the Community Center. Later that year, on September 11, 1923, the name of the institution was changed to the Booker T. Washington Center.

The Booker T. Washington Center strives to improve the conditions for work, play, study, health and living in the Erie community and to work with other agencies whose goals and objectives are consistent with those of our organization.

Address:
1720 Holland Street
Erie, PA 16503

Phone: 814-453-5744

Handicap Access? N




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