The Cassey House, at 243 Delancey Street (formerly 63 Union Street), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was owned by the Cassey family for 84 years (1845–1929). The Casseys were a prominent, prosperous, African-American family living and working in Society Hill, Philadelphia, and most known for their activism in anti-slavery, abolition of slavery, anti-colonization (the repatriation of free blacks to Africa (Liberia)), and support for educational, intellectual, and benevolent organizations.
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