Category Archives: history

THE STORY OF MATH

Unsolved problems – and the search for solutions   ‘You have given yourself the trouble to go into matters thoroughly, I see. That is one of the secrets of success in life.’ Anthony Powell, The Kindly Ones, 2nd Movement in A Dance to … Continue reading

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Bethel African Burial Ground Archaeological Survey

Reviving the memory of thousands forgotten in burial ground beneath Philly playground (via NewsWorks) July 26, 2013 By Peter Crimmins @petercrimmins Underneath the swing sets of an urban playground in the Queen Village neighborhood of South Philadelphia are the forgotten remains … 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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Freedom, Fire, Promiscuous Meetings – Nadine Patterson

Nadine Patterson (Filmmaker/Photographer) curated the exhibit Freedom, Fire, Promiscuous Meetings: the Philadelphia Community Lyceum (April 5 – May 18) at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia. The exhibit serves as a public forum for the Bride-commissioned play If She Stood.  Contributions from exhibit partners … Continue reading

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President’s House and Slavery Memorial – Second Anniversary

December 15th, 2012, marked the second anniversary of the grand opening of the President’s House and Slavery Memorial at Independence National Historic Park (INHP) in  Philadelphia. Two Presidents, George Washington (1790 – 1797) and John Adams (1797 – 1800), occupied the house which … 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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Telling Stories of Resilience, Resistance, and Reciprocity

Report on the Cliveden Scholar Project Cliveden Conversations – with Storyteller, Denise Valentine Aug 9, 2012, 7  – 9pm   With funding from the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP), storyteller Denise Valentine worked with Lankenau Magnet High School students … Continue reading

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Workhouse Test

Workhouse Test

What’s next Governor, Workhouses?

Image: Cartoon suggesting the Speenhamland system of 1795 was allowing paupers to live in luxury. Pity the Poor Pauper

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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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