Gentrification Causes Spike in Black Amish

Quiet Cacophony
4 min readAug 12, 2022
Black folks from Philly are forced to move out due to Gentrification. Now they live side-by-side with the OG Amish.
Image by author, who is clearly deranged

“Our ancestors were working these fields long before they were,” spoke Deshawn, one of the newest members of the Lancaster, PA, Amish community.

“They may have brought experience from the old country, but the land here runs in our bloodline.”

Deshawn is one of the many faces of the new black Amish. His family was forced out of nearby Philadelphia due to increasing…