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Preserving the lessons of the past to build a future of tolerance purpose

Jul. 23, 2021 9:26 am

Preserving the lessons of the past to build a future of tolerance

"One of the most valuable things our organization can teach people is that the lessons we can gain from studying the Holocaust are universal," says Eszter Kutas, executive director of the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation.
How student-designed video games made me rethink how I teach history purpose

May 18, 2021 6:43 am

How student-designed video games made me rethink how I teach history

In 2020, guest columnist Adam Clulow asked four undergraduate history majors to design a fully functional video game with a clear educational payoff. Now he believes the experience offers a template for transforming the humanities classroom.
Hey, shoppers, forget Black Friday. Have you heard of Museum Store Sunday? purpose

Nov. 24, 2020 8:57 am

Hey, shoppers, forget Black Friday. Have you heard of Museum Store Sunday?

This holiday gift guide highlights 17 nonprofit online shops and museum stores to check out Nov. 29 and beyond.
Decades of failed reforms allow continued police brutality and racism purpose

Jul. 7, 2020 11:30 am

Decades of failed reforms allow continued police brutality and racism

"President Donald Trump’s executive order and the stalled bills in Congress to curb police misconduct are, at best, attempts to retune an instrument that was orchestrated for abuse," says guest columnist Stephen Underhill.
On July 4th: An investigation of interdependence purpose

Jul. 3, 2020 9:00 am

On July 4th: An investigation of interdependence

"We are interdependent with our histories, and the violences and exclusions crisscross the country and manifest in specific ways in every community, including the Philadelphia area," says guest columnist Eric Hartman.
Race and exclusion in Philadelphia: Snapshots from the last 100 years – Part II purpose

Apr. 10, 2019 11:00 am

Race and exclusion in Philadelphia: Snapshots from the last 100 years – Part II

Guest columnists Eric Hartman and Stephanie Keene trace the 100-year history of exclusion and racism in Philadelphia, which they say explains today's poverty and life expectancy gaps. Part II of a two-part story.
Race and exclusion in Philadelphia: Snapshots from the past 100 years purpose

Mar. 27, 2019 8:38 am

Race and exclusion in Philadelphia: Snapshots from the past 100 years

Guest columnists Eric Hartman and Stephanie Keene trace the 100-year history of exclusion and racism in Philadelphia, which they say explains today's poverty and life expectancy gaps. Part I of a two-part story.
Show us our history results

Mar. 1, 2019 10:57 am

Show us our history

Drexel University says it will tend to the shuttered Philadelphia History Museum's collection of artifacts. That's a good thing, isn't it?
This overdose prevention newsletter from 1999 is still relevant purpose

Jan. 25, 2017 10:00 am

This overdose prevention newsletter from 1999 is still relevant

Though the details of the Fall 1999 issue of Harm Reduction Coalition's newsletter may be out of date, the issues raised inside are as current as ever.
The Mayor’s Fund wants a maker to build an ‘innovative’ piece of furniture for City Hall Courtyard purpose

Jan. 4, 2017 7:55 am

The Mayor’s Fund wants a maker to build an ‘innovative’ piece of furniture for City Hall Courtyard

Harken back to the days of yore, when City Hall used to be a clean water pump.

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