In the North Too: The Myers Family of York’s Integration Story

The Myers’ experience was recently highlighted as a subplot in the 2017 release of the Paramount Pictures film Suburbicon. Daisy Myers also recorded the story in her own words as the events unfolded in August 1957. In 2005, almost fifty years after the event, Myers published her contemporary account of the event in Sticks ‘n Stones: The Myers Family of Levittown, Pennsylvania. Later settling in Dallastown, PA, the family enjoyed a typical suburban lifestyle.

Join the York County History Center and learn more about the Myers family and this troubling event that highlights the nation’s civil discord present throughout much of the 20th Century.

The program will feature select clips from Suburbicon, and York College Professor Dr. Peter Levy will offer insight into the historic time period and plight of housing discrimination that took place throughout the United States. In addition, York College Professor Erec Smith will interview Lynda Myers, sharing her thoughts on the film and the impact of the event in Levittown on her parents and siblings.

Light refreshments will be available for purchase prior to the start of the program at (6:00-6:30) with proceeds benefitting DreamWrights Center for Community Arts.

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DreamWrights Center for Community Arts
100 Carlisle Avenue
York, PA 17401

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In the North Too: The Myers Family of York’s Integration Story

  • Wednesday March 7 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • DreamWrights Center for Community Arts
  • Free Admission

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