Bill and Daisy Myers, seated on their couch, Levittown, PA, August 20, 1957.
flipFlip to 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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A man and a woman are seated on a couch.

Credit: Image donated by Corbis-Bettmann

On August 20, 1957, William and Daisy Meyers and their three children became the first African American residents in of Levittown. To protect them against expected protestors and possible violence, 30 policemen were assigned to head off expected demonstrations and harassment.

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