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US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people. What can be done about it? purpose

Apr. 6, 2021 8:31 am

US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people. What can be done about it?

The abolitionist group Police Free Penn has been calling for the repatriation and reburial of the remains that are part of the Morton Collection at the Penn Museum. The group is holding a direct action at the Museum on Thursday, April 8.
How Philadelphia’s Black churches overcame disease, depression and civil strife purpose

Mar. 5, 2021 5:11 pm

How Philadelphia’s Black churches overcame disease, depression and civil strife

The story of how three Black churches in Philadelphia endured events similar to those afflicting society today can give both solace and hope, says guest columnist Stephanie Boddie.
This Juneteenth, let’s remember the U.S.C.T. and Camp William Penn purpose

Jun. 18, 2020 3:37 pm

This Juneteenth, let’s remember the U.S.C.T. and Camp William Penn

The first African in America Parade in the United States of America took place in Philadelphia when several hundred African Americans headed for the first training camp for the United States Colored Troops.
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.
#GlobalPhilly19 highlights the city’s significant medical heritage, among many other things purpose

Sep. 3, 2019 2:15 pm

#GlobalPhilly19 highlights the city’s significant medical heritage, among many other things

The Expo is a 45-day exposition designed to showcase Philadelphia’s cultural reach, as well as attract foreign visitors to the City of Brotherly Love.
PA Humanities Council helps communities reclaim their stories purpose

Jun. 13, 2019 10:41 am

PA Humanities Council helps communities reclaim their stories

PHC is a resource for cities like Chester and Carlisle to tell their stories through art and discussion.
4 things to do during Pride Month purpose

Jun. 8, 2019 2:29 pm

4 things to do during Pride Month

Here's our quick and quirky Generocity guide to events and more. Plus, we want you to make a resolution...
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.
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.

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