If remembering the past helps to ensure we don’t repeat its mistakes, it’s also true that we need to understand the history of a place in order to play a role in shaping its future. For three generations of women here in Kennett Square—LaToya Myers and her mother, Theresa Bass, and grandmother, Ophelia Bass—working to improve our community in the light of Kennett Square’s history has meant daily vigilance and a continual recommitment to the high calling of living in community. Their goal was always to build a stronger, more just future where everyone has the opportunity to flourish.
Theresa passed away suddenly this week, leaving her family and our community in mourning for her loss. This week we're sharing a story we ran during the pandemic, in the summer of 2020, in honor of Theresa, in celebration of her life and legacy, and with our deepest condolences to her family.