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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We Stood Up: Reflections on the civil rights movement

Source: Lincoln Financial Foundation                    Description: We Stood Up is an audio anthology for children that uses stories and songs to bring the ideals of freedom, opportunity, and equality to life for a new generation. This powerful recording includes excerpts from conversations with courageous men and women such as…
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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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Green Schools Program

Source: RecycleBank Description:  Recyclebank partners with cities and brands to reward residents for helping to make their communities cleaner, greener places. During the school year, students will propose a green project designed to improve their school or community.After we’ve selected the Top 50 plans, members can donate their points to help make their dreams a reality.…
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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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MightyFest writing activities

Source: GPA Description: At Mighty Writers, we teach kids to write.We do this through four-day-a-week writing academies at our six neighborhood locations in Philadelphia, and at our site in Camden, New Jersey. Over the course of a year—even in summers!—we take students through every genre of writing, but always with the same goal: to get kids…
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Philadelphia Argentine-Tango School

Source: Philadelphia Argentine-Tango School Description: Since 2008, the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School (PATS) has been promoting Argentine Tango as a fun and accessible dance form for people of all ages. We Offer: Group classes at each level from beginner through advanced, with a special emphasis on making it possible for people who have never danced before to…
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Keepers Of The Culture, INC.

Source: Keepers Of The Culture, INC. Description: KOTC is a non-profit, educational, cultural art organization which seeks to  perpetuate the African and African-American oral tradition. We recognize  that traditional African storytellers – griot’s – were the true “Keepers  Of The Culture.” Website: https://kotcinc.org
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Dust To Dawn Fashions INC

Source: Dust To Dawn Fashions INC Description:  Dust to Dawn Fashions Inc. is a fashion and accessory design business. We’ve been in the fashion design and tailoring business for over 25 years. We have expanded our products and services. We now offer handcrafted hats, and accessories. We also provide the following classes and services. Hat Making…
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