Bethlehem Roberson

Source: Bethlehem Roberson Description:  A Philadelphia native, Bethlehem has been singing since she was a child – singing by herself and vocalizing with her musical cousins. Performing around the region for over 15 years, she is in an-demand professional who has worked with numerous Philly artists and musicians, sung in churches and cafes to notable Philly venues/events including TEDx Philadelphia,The Kimmel Center, Sistah’s…
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OWHC Programs

Source: OWHC Programs Description: Founded on 8 September 1993 in Fez (Morocco), the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) represents a collective intelligence on all issues related to the urban management of a World Heritage property. The OWHC connects with more than 300 cities having on their territory a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.…
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Independence Hall Association

Source: Independence Hall Association Description: The Independence Hall Association (IHA) was founded in 1942 to spearhead the creation of Independence National Historical Park. We are written into the enabling legislation of the Park and stand as an independent group of private concerned citizens overseeing and being consulted on matters concerning the Park. We helped in the…
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Philadelphia’s Guide: African American State Historical Markers

Source: The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection Description: A project of The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection and The William Penn Foundation, this book was published in 1992 and lists all of the African American historical markers in Philadelphia. The book contains information about the people, places, and events commemorated at at site, and includes maps…
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Decolonizing Thanksgiving: A Toolkit for Combatting Racism in Schools

Source: Medium: Age of Awareness Description:  Stereotypical and racist portrayals of Native peoples fill U.S. elementary schools each November as students encounter historically-inaccurate portrayals of Native peoples in arts & crafts, books and lessons about a shared Thanksgiving meal, and songs and plays with hand-crafted headdresses and vests. But these activities are problematic, because they depict…
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Weird Historical Markers

Source: Billy Penn Description:  Billy Penn is an independent media organization that strives to provide just the right mix of serious and lighthearted news about Philadelphia. Launched in Oct. 2014 by veterans of legacy newsrooms, our site publishes original stories every day. We also share the best of everything else out there — interesting articles, funny…
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PA Trails of History

Source: PA Historical and Museum Commission Description: In Pennsylvania, all roads lead to history. To help find your path, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has blazed several special-interest trails leading to some of Pennsylvania’s most historic sites. We invite you to explore one site at a time, travel an entire trail, or create your own…
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Philadelphia Architects and Buildings

Source: Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Description: The Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project (PAB) is a regional initiative that dramatically expands free public access to information on the built environment of the five-county Philadelphia area and beyond, by providing a user-friendly, web-based, image-rich resource. In an ambitious example of private, academic, and public cooperation, the PAB project brings…
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Philadelphia List of Historical Markers

Source: PA Historical and Museum Commission Description: The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Created in 1945, we are responsible for the collection, conservation, and interpretation of Pennsylvania’s historic heritage, which we accomplish through the Pennsylvania State Archives, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Trails of…
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Timeline of Philadelphia History (1646-1899)

Source: Independence Hall Association Description: A timeline of historical events in Philadelphia’s history.  Website: http://www.ushistory.org/philadelphia/timeline/  
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