Category Archives: humanities

Press Release: Commemoration of The Pennsylvania Slave Trade Historical Marker, Penn’s Landing, August 5, 2016

The Pennsylvania Slave Trade is among 23
state historical markers recently approved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). Continue reading

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Paul Robeson, West Philly Folk Hero

Listen to Keepers of the Culture, Inc. (KOTC) tell the story of Paul Robeson on SoundCloud! KOTC, Inc. Logo ©1996 Columbus Knox Opening song: Charlotte Blake-Alston Hosts: Tahira Akua Tahira and Dr. C. Frink Reed Storyteller: Denise Valentine. Brought to … Continue reading

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Spring / Summer 2015 Storytelling Performance Calendar

What’s Up Next! Save the Date! Spring / Summer 2015 May 16, 3 PM – 4:30 PM WHERE DOES MY STORY BEGIN?       Philadelphia Folklore Project 735 South 50th Street Philadelphia, PA 19143 P: 215.726.1106 Storyteller Denise Valentine has … Continue reading

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Storytelling: an ancient tradition–its modern uses

  Where in the world have I been? Telling stories, of course, near and far! ANANSE SoundSplash 2014 Storytelling Festival & Conference, Jamaica, W.I.  Image: Ananse SoundSplash 2014, November 19 – 24, Jamaica, W.I. an international contingent of storytellers: Amina Blackwood … Continue reading

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Ancestral Remembrance Day – June 2 – Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project   Ancestral Remembrance Ceremony June 2nd, 2014 5:30 – 7;30 PM On the Pier behind Independence Seaport Museum Penn’s Landing 211 South Columbus Blvd & Walnut Street  Philadelphia, PA 19106 ********************************************************** ​Research identifying all ports of … Continue reading

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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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Roots & Wings

I believe that Stories are like Roots to the Past… and Wings to the Future. Amazing Trees, Awesome Roots. About the tree that inspired my logo:  The Umbrella Thorn Acacia “Mimosa Tree” gets its name from a spreading, flat-topped crown. It grows … 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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