Posts in “black-history-month” (13)

This February kids at Eastwick Library had lots of fun celebrating Black History Month , as black history took center stage. Children and parents browsed through our book displays and biographies… continue reading

By Amy H.   March 12, 2018   

It may not have seemed remarkable. In 1895, at a college in Ohio, during a memorial service, students and faculty paid tribute to a man they held in high esteem. They recited the Lord’s… continue reading

By Kalela W.   February 23, 2018    2

How do we dream ourselves out of this? It’s 1968, 50 years ago. This is what August, a young girl freshly uprooted from her rural Tennessee home, now living in the Bushwick section of… continue reading

By Kalela W.   February 14, 2018   

So we’ve all seen the trailer for the Black Panther film right? And we are all super-duper excited for it, yes? I know I am beyond hype and come February 16th (ish), my popcorn and I will be… continue reading

By Rachel F.   February 12, 2018   

As Head Designer of Horace Trumbauer’s architecture firm, Julian Abele designed the Free Library and the Philadelphia Art Museum and set the tone for the entire parkway. He designed… continue reading

By Sally F.   February 7, 2018    6

Back in September, the city of Philadelphia unveiled the first new statue at City Hall since 1923 and the first of an African American on any city-owned public property – that of… continue reading

By Kate C.   February 5, 2018    2

Black History Month begins this week, and we have a packed February full of programming for all ages here at the Free Library.  Neighborhood libraries across the city are hosting everything… continue reading

By Julie B.   January 30, 2018    1

The Art Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia maintains a collection of artist files going back to the 19th century. Our artist files are folders that include article clippings, gallery… continue reading

By Alina J.   February 23, 2017   

Earlier this year, J. Matthew Catron, a Library Assistant in Phibrick Hall at  Parkway Central Library came to the Education, Philosophy, and Religion Department with a pitch: to bring Dr.… continue reading

By Sarah M.   February 16, 2017   

Our libraries have a full lineup of programs and activities this February to celebrate the rich intellectual and cultural contributions made by the African American community. We have everything… continue reading

By Jennifer W.   January 24, 2017    2

One Book, One Philadelphia is known for inspiring great conversations across the Philadelphia region. Last week, it also inspired some new stories altogether—as a panel of professional… continue reading

By Julie B.   March 9, 2016   

In honor of Black History Month , this article will examine the life and work of the first African American author to win the Newbery Medal —Virginia Hamilton.    Virginia Hamilton… continue reading

By Elizabeth K.   February 11, 2016   

When I was growing up, Black History Month meant learning about Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other historical figures whose life’s work was crucial to my… continue reading

By Kalela W.   February 10, 2016    1