PA-050 Joseph and Amy Cassey (1789-1848) (1809-56)

Marker text: JOSEPH and AMY CASSEY (1789-1848)/(1809-56)

This prominent, wealthy African American abolitionist couple founded intellectual and benevolent societies for blacks. Dealing in real estate, Joseph provided rentals and loans to both blacks and whites at his barbershop here. Amy was active in the Female Anti-Slavery Soc.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2009

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