Bucks County
Author: Shirley Lee Corsey

Shirley Lee Corsey is a computer technology professional, a seamstress, and crafter – who develops historical and educational items for adults and children. She is a self-described “historian from the heart” and a native from Yardley, Bucks County. Shirley’s mission includes sharing her knowledge and discovery of hidden figures, places and facts not well known by the general public and/or buried in the historical archives of Bucks County. Shirley is married and the mother of two sons, and is a Board Member of the African American Museum of Bucks County. She is glad her love of history and her hobbies have arrived full circle this time in her life and so honored to be able to share it.

In this three-part blog, Bucks County native Shirley (Lee) Corsey recalls life growing up in Yardley Borough as an African American. Her information is based on historic landmarks, newspaper articles, online archives, documented family photos, and first-person oratory. See Shirley speak on “Women History Makers of Bucks County and Beyond” at the Bucks County Visitor Center on March 9, 2019 from