Tag Archives: Philadelphia

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

Advertisements
Posted in culture and politics, humanities, Public History and Memory, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in African American, culture and politics, exploration and conquest, history, Public History and Memory | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project

Ancestral Remembrance Day – June 2, 2015 Continue reading

Posted in arts and culture, culture and politics, education, exploration and conquest, history, Public History and Memory, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in culture and politics, education, history, humanities, Public History and Memory | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in culture and politics, education, history, Public History and Memory | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in arts and culture, culture and politics, education, exploration and conquest, history, humanities, Peace and Sustainability, Public History and Memory, storytelling and folklore | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in culture and politics, history, humanities, Public History and Memory | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in arts and culture, culture and politics, education, history, humanities, Public History and Memory, storytelling and folklore | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Philadelphia 1st we’d rather forget

The Bombing Of Osage Avenue – YouTube I shall forever associate Mother’s Day, with the horrid memory of the Bombing of Osage Avenue, May 13, 1985. I was with my mother, on our way to dinner in center city, when the … Continue reading

Posted in culture and politics, history, humanities, Public History and Memory | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kwame Nkrumah’s diary goes home on the 40th anniversary of his death

Philadelphia – The personal diary of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972), first President of Ghana, was returned to his family and country today. By order of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the diary was released directly … Continue reading

Posted in culture and politics, history, humanities, Public History and Memory | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment