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Hands-on History Presents: The Elite of Our People.
Sat, February 8, 2020 10:00 A.M.
Rare Book Department
Parkway Central Library
Interact with rarely seen archives and artifacts that speak to the Philadelphia community once described as “The Elite of Our People” by 1840s black resident Joseph Willson, in a program led by the Free Library's Kalela Williams. Handle photographs, illustrations, and documents that illustrate some of the schools, churches, and entertainments that middle-class African Americans enjoyed in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and discuss how these objects speak to today's Philadelphia.
Take history in the palm of your hand: turn pages, hold manuscripts, and handle artifacts with the Hands-on History series from the Free Library's Special Collections. Curiosity seekers of all ages are welcome!
Attendance is free, but reservations are suggested.to secure your seats.
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