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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Interactive West Philadelphia History Map

Source: People’s Emergency Center Description:  West Philadelphia has often attracted national and international attention for its prominent role in our nation’s history. These neighborhoods west of the Schuylkill River have a rich cultural identity unique to the city of Philadelphia, making it a place of significance within a ‘city of firsts’. This interactive map, a project…
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“The Liberation of Jane Johnson”

Source: The Library Company Description: The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library concentrating on American society and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Free and open to the public, the Library Company houses an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, ephemera, prints, photographs, and works of art. Our mission…
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Global Competence Aptitude Assessment

Source: Global Competence Aptitude Assessment Description: Global Competence Associates, LLC are the leaders in the original worldwide consensus research on global competence since 1999. Our rigorous research is foundational to our portfolio of supportive services such as assessment, training, certification, and consultation. We are the creators of the Global Competence Aptitude Assessment (GCAA)®, which objectively measures the…
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