Activist and community organizer Walter Palmer remembers coming up in West Philadelphia’s Black Bottom in the 1950s and 60s .
during a period of pronounced political activity amongst the city’s Black residents and leaders. .
Palmer, 86, has spent the past 70 years teaching and training grassroots networks of Black community organizers across Philadelphia, .
and electoral politics have been a mainstay of his work.
For Palmer and many Black Philadelphian voters this year, the sentiment has remained the same