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Brother to brother: An open letter to the next generation of Black male leaders purpose

Feb. 4, 2020 8:07 am

Brother to brother: An open letter to the next generation of Black male leaders

"To the young brothers rising in the ranks: we see you. We need you. The leadership positions held by me and others need successors," says guest columnist Darryl Bundrige of City Year Philadelphia.
The hidden story of two Black women looking out from the pages of a 19th-century book purpose

Jan. 27, 2020 11:00 am

The hidden story of two Black women looking out from the pages of a 19th-century book

Lecturer and poet Frances Ellen Watkins Harper is known for her work to secure women's right to vote in Philadelphia (and beyond). But Mary E. Harper's story is hidden. Two historians set out to uncover it.
A new exhibit at LCP focuses on ‘ordinary creativity’ of African Americans in early Philadelphia purpose

May 28, 2019 12:44 pm

A new exhibit at LCP focuses on ‘ordinary creativity’ of African Americans in early Philadelphia

“I hope that our visitors will leave knowing that the everyday lives and actions of early African Americans were worthy, beautiful, and purposeful," says curator, and director of the Program in African American History, Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens.

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