Category Archives: humanities

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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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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The Future of Historical Performance

My first performance in the Virtual World – Photo: Storyteller Denise Valentine as Sojourner Truth at SL9B Celebration! Join Storyteller Denise Valentine as she presents her first historical performance in the Virtual World at Second Life 9th Birthday (SL9B) Celebration … Continue reading

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Century of African Youth

Soweto Uprising 1976 June 16th marked the anniversary of the Soweto Uprising in 1976. This event was one of several that inspired me, during my youth, to become more aware of what was going on around the world. Eventually, I … Continue reading

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Black Rhapsody – In honor of an ancestor

R. I. P.  Dr. Ed Robinson (1918 – 2012) Dr. Ed Robinson An attorney, historian, author and professor, Dr. Robinson headed the Philadelphia School District Committee on African and African American studies, and co-authored “The World of Africans and Afro-Americans” … 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

HiStorytelling: Archive. Tumble with me. Storymama’s Tumblr

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