chapter  8
Out of South Philadelphia
WithDreck Spurlock Wilson
Pages 6

A fictional metric of early 20th century neighborhoods which produced the race’s greatest artists would rank south Philly No. 1 ahead of Harlem, Bronzeville in Chicago and Shaw in Washington, D.C. South Philly could lay claim not only to Julian Abele, but also Paris expatriate painter Henry Ossawa Tanner, contralto Marian Anderson and sculptor Meta Vaux Warrick.