Philadelphia Timeline

Source: Philadelphia History Description: Did you know that in 1800, not L.A., not New York, but Philadelphia was our largest city, a distinction it held until 1830? The top five were Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Boston, and Charleston, S.C. But we defy anyone to name the sixth largest American town in 1800. It was Northern Liberties, now…
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African American Family Histories and Related Works in the Library of Congress

Source: Library of Congress Description: Revised in 2009, this edition of African American Family Histories and Related Works in the Library of Congress incorporates all the past efforts of Sandra Lawson and Paul Connor, supplemented by the edition of 84 family histories and genealogical handbooks. Because of the changing technological environment since the first publication of…
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Your African-American Genealogy Research Guide

Source: Family Tree Description: It’s no secret that tracing African-American roots can be a challenge. The seven African-American sources listed here can help you strengthen your family tree at its trunk—where it needs the most support. Along the way, you’ll learn about recurring family names, hometowns, white associates and more. These clues—and the experience you gain as a…
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Resources: Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race

Source: Pretty Good Description: So you’ve realized your kids aren’t too young to talk about race, so now what? We’ve rounded up some resources for you to start. Pretty Good’s purpose is to make good information easier to understand and share on social media. Any money contributed will go to pay artists, illustrators, photographers, and designers…
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A Critical Introduction to Global Thinking, Interdependence, and Skill-Building

Source: Interdependence Description: Activists and scholars who are co-creating a world more in accord with justice employ different lenses when they look at the world. This module introduces you to lenses that consider our location through personal identity, local particularities, and global and historical structures. Thinking through critical questions with a global lens and an identity that…
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Black History Month in Philly: 14 Important Sites to Visit

Source: Curbed Philadelphia Description: Philadelphia has a long and rich history, and it’s one that African-Americans have played a significant role in shaping. But for many, many years, important African-American sites and landmarks in the city have gone largely unnoticed. To celebrate Black History Month, we’ve updated our map of more than a dozen sites across the…
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The Puerto Rican Philly Experience

Source: Neighbors Description: Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Neighbor’s goal was to allow community members to design a program for audiences like themselves and through the process, to explore the history of the Puerto Rican neighborhoods of Philadelphia and their similarities to other migrant experiences. Website: https://omeka.hsp.org/s/puertoricanphillyexperience/page/homeinicio
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Association Of Public Art

Source: Association Of Public Art Description: The Association for Public Art (aPA) seeks to respond to the conditions of our time with new commissions, while interpreting and preserving public art for future generations. aPA plays a leadership role in protecting and preserving Philadelphia’s public art – both through conservation efforts and advocacy. We provide annual maintenance for many…
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The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Source: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Description: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society believes that gardening and horticulture belong to everyone. We work in partnership with community members to promote the benefits of gardening and connect people in our region with gardening-related experiences in their neighborhoods and across the region. PHS acknowledges that there are oppressive systems at work within our communities.…
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The Print Center

Source: The Print Center Description: The Print Center, a nonprofit gallery located in Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, encourages the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary arts through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. The Print Center is an international voice in print; our global outlook coincides with a strong sense of local…
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