Storyteller Denise Valentine

Source: Denise Valentine Description: Denise Valentine is a professional storyteller, historical performer, teaching folk artist and cultural arts consultant. Her storytelling performance illustrates the power of story to transcend differences between people, transform negativity and inspire hope. The storyteller delights audiences with traditional folktales from around the world flavored with colorful people, talking animals, humor,…
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The Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony and Port Marker Project

Source: Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project, Inc. Description: The Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project has led the movement to conduct an annual Ancestral Remembrance Ceremony at Penn’s Landing to acknowledge the Port of Philadelphia, and other locations on the Delaware River, as a port of entry for Africans during the…
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Johnson House Historic Site

Source: Johnson House Historic Site Description: An underground railroad station and house museum teaches visitors about the people who labored for the freedom of others, and the perilous journey made by the enslaved to freedom, and is the only intact underground railroad stop in Philadelphia. Website: www.johnsonhouse.org/
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10 Places Celebrating African-American Heritage in Philadelphia

Source: Global Philadelphia Association Description: A comprehensive list of 10 sites and museums in Philadelphia that highlight African American history and heritage year round. Website: globalphiladelphia.org/news/beyond-black-history-month-10-places-celebrating-african-american-heritage-philadelphia
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400+: Black History, Black Futures, Black Now

Source: African American Museum in Philadelphia Description: The African American Museum in Philadelphia invites audiences to reflect on the Black experiences that have occurred since Africans first arrived in the English colonies in 1619. Throughout 2019 they will offer an assortment of programs and exhibitions which will help facilitate discussions and personal reflections on the…
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Little Passport Subscription

Source: Little Passports: A Global Adventure Description: Little Passports is a monthly subscription of toys and activities that inspire children ages 3-12 to learn about the world. Website: www.littlepassports.com/how-it-works/
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Taking a Stand for Equality: Octavius V. Catto Exhibition

Source: Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent Description: Taking a Stand for Equality highlights Octavius V. Catto’s legacy of activism for equal access to education, public transportation, voting rights, and full citizenship. Known for the courage of his convictions, dynamic personality, and erudition, Catto embodies the values of Philadelphia’s emerging black middle class. The exhibition…
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Mural Arts Philadelphia

Source: Mural Arts Philadelphia Description: Mural Arts has unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts engages communities in 60–100 public art projects each year and maintains its growing collection through a restoration initiative. Mural Arts has…
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Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants

Source: Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Description:  Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983) was a pioneer in American children’s literature. He based the lives of his multiracial characters on his childhood but added loving parents, friends and pets. He wanted no child to be an outsider. “If we could see each other exactly as the other is,” he wrote,…
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Museums for All

Source: Association of Children’s Museums Description: Museums for All is a cooperative initiative between the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to offer a signature access program that encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. Website: https://museums4all.org   
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