Category Archives: exploration and conquest

Penn’s Landing: Arrival Point of First Africans, Philadelphia approved for a State Historical Marker

“Penn’s Landing: Arrival Point of First Africans, Philadelphia” is among the 23 new state historical markers recently approved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Continue reading

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Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project

Ancestral Remembrance Day – June 2, 2015 Continue reading

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Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project

Ancestral Remembrance Day The Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project  is leading the movement to conduct an Ancestral Remembrance Ceremony at Penn’s Landing. Our purpose is to acknowledge Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River as a port of entry for … Continue reading

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Independence Seaport Museum uncovers treasures of “African Presence on the Delaware River”

Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River,  curated by Tukufu Zuberi. Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10am to 4pm. Independence Seaport Museum, Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia. A groundbreaking exhibition of recently uncovered archival treasures of the African presence on the Delaware River … Continue reading

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African Remembrance Day – London

On August 1st 1834, slavery was abolished in the British Empire by the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act. Read More… This Day in History

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Liberty Bound

Image via: Icons of Liberty: Emancipation Proclamation. Alexander and Moritz Kann, Emancipation Proclamation (1863). Chromolithograph, 23 x 28 1/2. Library of Congress, Washington. This chromolithograph shows a classical allegory presided over by America with an American eagle by her side, … Continue reading

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A Day at the United Nations

A Day @ the United Nations – Denise Valentine – Picasa Web Albums. Ever have one of those days when you ask yourself, “Wait, did that just happen?” Did I really get a call from Ms. Philomena Ama Nimley, of … Continue reading

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HiStorytelling: Archive

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Dare To Adorn

HiStorytelling Photo Source: Madagascan Woman – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Madagascan_Woman.jpg Photo Source: Madagascan Woman Recently, I worked on a project called “The Will to Adorn: Philadelphia Stories of Beauty and Adornment” at the Philadelphia Folklore Project (PFP). It featured a screening of the award-winning … Continue reading

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International Transmission of Knowledge and Culture

Denise Valentine, Storyteller In addition to our natural curiosity, certain forces have made travel and the exchange of knowledge both necessary and inevitable. Take a look at exploration, trade and conquest through maps, travelogues and stories of Ancient Exploration. Image: … Continue reading

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