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In response to the National Endowment for the Humanities ’ call for public programming on humanities and the legacy of race in the United States, the Free Library of Philadelphia will host a…
continue reading Free Library to Host Panel Discussion On Race and Policing
written by Kate C.
October 12, 2017
On Sept. 26, 2017, the fence will come down and a new statue will be unveiled: the first new City Hall statue since 1923 and the first of an African American on any city-owned public…
continue reading A History Minute: Octavius V. Catto - Philadelphia's Forgotten Freedom Fighter
written by Sally F.
September 22, 2017
Children will be returning to school in a few weeks. For middle schoolers, this means new teachers (and possibly new schools), new backpacks, and new school supplies. It also opens up the…
continue reading Talking about Racism with Middle Schoolers
written by Chris B.
August 18, 2017
As adults, it’s our job to help the children in our lives make sense of the world around them. After the events in Charlottesville this past weekend, and events around the country in recent…
continue reading Resources for Responding to Hate
written by Rachel F.
August 17, 2017