Leaders of York, Pennsylvania's African American
Community were extended family.
We shared many family dinners with
Roy and Delores Borom, who contributed to
raising us, as did Ray Crenshaw,
I am grateful.
After having children, my mother,
Peggy Cohen Rubin, a graduate of
Wellesley College, returned to
school to earn her
Master of Social Work Degree
at the University
My Uncle Roy Borom was on the staff
at the University.
Uncle Roy and my mother commuted
to Baltimore and back every day,
with the full support and trust
of their spouses, of course.
Later, when she was a Legislative
Analyst for the Pennsylvania Department
Welfare, my mother commuted to Harrisburg
with Ray Crenshaw.
The Rubins, Cohens,
Boroms and the Crenshaws were overcoming
York's history of antisemitism
and racism. It was a ground-breaking
Even earlier, in 1947,
my politician Grandfather, Herbert
Cohen, supported the
candidacy of an African
American Candidate who ran
for the PA House of Representatives
from the 4th Congressional District.
The photos of my parents and
myself are being updated.