Black Baby Doll Found Hanging From Noose at Philly Playground That Was Once African-American Burial Ground


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  • A black baby doll was found hanging from a noose at Weccacoe Playground at 4th and Queen streets in Queen Village.

  • Mother Bethel AME Church Rev. Mark Kelly Tyler said the playground was the original burial ground for the church.

  • “For our people, there was a time when they weren’t baby dolls, but they were real people and real bodies,” Tyler said.

A black baby doll was found hanging from a noose in a Philadelphia park that was once an African-American burial ground Thursday, leading to calls from church and city leaders to find who is responsible.

Someone called 911 after discovering the doll with a rope tied around its neck hanging from a wire inside the Weccacoe Playground at 4th and Queen streets, Philadelphia police said.

The Rev. Mark Kelly Tyler, senior pastor of Mother Bethel AME…

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