For the first time, I’ve actually given a title to an upcoming walk. I knew I wanted the walk from Hapers Ferry to Gettysburg to focus on the Black communities I would be visiting that have long struggled with segregation and racism. So it seemed fitting to title the walk We Still Here because the same communities also have a history of diversity, progress, and activism.
Poet Ursula Rucker is the central image of a Philadelphia mural called “We Still Here! [that] highlights poetry from local youth and community members. Shouting through a megaphone, Rucker’s call that “We Still Here! ” amplifies the community voices that have long championed Germantown as one of Philadelphia’s gems. Her poem celebrates the diversity and brilliance of this historic community.”
We Still Here