The Westview community means a lot to everyone who is a part of it. To show this, WOHEP has collected community ephemera, or memorabilia, to help tell the story of Westview’s past and present. The photos presented here were given by members of the community, specifically Ms. Pat Perdew and her daughter Michele (interviewed together HERE).
WOHEP needs more photos of people or items important to the Westview community. Let us know if you have photographs you’d like to contribute: EMAIL US.
Michelle Perry-Stewart is the leader of the youth organization in Westview and wants to get the youth involved in and committed to their community. The photos below show a community event for the youth from the 2014 S.T.E.A.M. Power Camp, which was part of the John Perdew Legacy Project. These photos are taken from “The Marigold,” a collection of materials related to the camp. Michelle wants to see more projects to help uplift the youth and give them the tools they need to thrive in school and in life.
ACTIVISM AND THE HISTORY OF WESTVIEW
Miss Pat Perdew and her husband John Perdew called Westview home for many years. Civil rights advocates since they were young, their time in Westview was no different. The photos below are of historical newspapers discussing their work. The third photo shows a voter registration meeting held at the Maker’s Space in November 2018, showing that the activist spirit is alive and well in the neighborhood.