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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.
Laura Fields wants local farms to thrive. So she started a whiskey convention method

Mar. 25, 2019 12:30 pm

Laura Fields wants local farms to thrive. So she started a whiskey convention

The Delaware Valley Fields Foundation has lessons on tackling its mission in a new way. Your nonprofit might just learn something from the American Whiskey Convention. Cheers!
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?
For Germantown, integration and inclusion are ‘something to strive for’ method

Apr. 26, 2016 12:49 pm

For Germantown, integration and inclusion are ‘something to strive for’

It's not something that just happens. Neighbors gathered recently to discuss the challenged past and hopeful future for socioeconomic diversity in Germantown.
Quakers pioneered social enterprise. They were also the first to fail purpose

Jan. 6, 2016 12:44 pm

Quakers pioneered social enterprise. They were also the first to fail

When a local sect of early American Quakers underwent a social reformation, their businesses followed suit. Then, many went bankrupt.
Belmont Mansion is Finding its Place as a Historic Landmark purpose

Aug. 14, 2014 2:27 pm

Belmont Mansion is Finding its Place as a Historic Landmark

In 1986, Audrey Johnson Thornton was scrounging the city for a headquarters for her newly-founded American Women’s Heritage Society. After a fruitless search, a friend pointed her towards an abandoned house in Fairmount Park atop Belmont Plateau. Despite the breathtakingly scenic view of the city’s skyline, the building was an eyesore: the roof was collapsing […]

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