Hayti: An Oasis

Produced by: 
Passtown Baptist Church (117 Barber Avenue Group: Passtown Baptist Church)
10 min 50 sec

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.5 compilation DVD.

In the community of Hayti, Pennsylvania, outside Coatesville, many families have been neighbors for over one hundred years. Unlike many other African American settlements given the same name following the Civil War, this neighborhood and its community institutions—namely the Passtown Baptist Church—have flourished since the 1880s. This video shows how Hayti and its church served as an oasis for African Americans amidst the racial discrimination and violence of the past century.