Tagged Philadelphia

Making Her Mark Spotlight: Generation to Generation | Digital Discussion

Join curators from regional institutions whose exhibitions look at the multi-generational women-led movement building around voter rights and enfranchisement leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment and beyond. This discussion…

VIRTUAL - Larry Krasner | For the People: A Story of Justice and Power 

REGISTER HERE Winning on a platform of prison reform in a city notorious for its high incarceration rates, Larry Krasner was elected District Attorney of Philadelphia in 2018 with more than 50% of the vote. He worked as a public…

Making Her Mark Spotlight: Poetry and Movement Building | Digital Readings

Live readings of historical and contemporary poetry that center movement building. Movements to expand voting rights have always used spoken word and poetry as modes of expression and connection. Join staff from the Free Library's…

Virtual - Deborah Willis | The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship

REGISTER HERE Deborah Willis, Ph.D. , is the author of  Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present ; Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present ; and Michelle Obama:…

Virtual How to Start a Business in Philadelphia Part 2: Free Library Resources to Help Your Business

If you’re currently thinking about entrepreneurship for the first time or you’re an established business owner, the  Business Resource and Innovation Center  (BRIC) has resources to help support your current…

Making Her Mark Spotlight: Black Sisterhood and Suffrage | Digital Discussion

From the recent 'Stroll to the Polls' that mobilized voters for the 2020 presidential election, to the longstanding commitments to public service and racial uplift, Black Greek sororities have played a pivotal role in expanding…

Virtual Set Yourself Up for Success with Digital Marketing

Now more than ever, a good online presence is critical for local businesses. The web, social media, and the shift to mobile devices have transformed the way we live, work, shop, and do business. Consumers have integrated the web into…

Work Search Buddies: Finding Success with a Little Help from a Friend

Do you ever have trouble getting motivated to start your search in the morning? Are you not getting the results you want from your resume or networking? Are you frustrated, ready to quit your search? Maybe a buddy to lean on will help…

Notable African Americans From Philadelphia

Notable African Americans from the City of Brotherly Love.

Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001)

Full access to the oldest continuously published daily Black newspaper in the United States.

Philadelphia Inquirer Digital Archive 1860-2001

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Archive-It

Archive-It, a web archiving service, to collect and store the websites of Philadelphia government agencies and selected cultural institutions, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the American Philosophical Society. You can search…

An Evening with Signe Wilkinson

In celebration of thirty-five years of cartooning at the Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer . The first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, Signe Wilkinson is acclaimed for her distinctive and irreverent art. A…

Antonio M. Johnson | You Next: Reflections in Black Barber Shops

The nephew of a beloved neighborhood barber, West Philadelphian Antonio M. Johnson is the creator of  You Next , a pictorial dive into one of African American men’s most valued institutions. Part sanctuary, part cultural space, barber…

Inga Saffron | Becoming Philadelphia: How an Old American City Made Itself New Again

Architectural critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 20 years, Inga Saffron won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her sagacious critiques of urbanism, planning, and Philly’s hyper-rapid transformation after a half-century slump.…

Judith Heumann | Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition A world-renowned leader in the Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement, featured in the new film  Crip Camp , Judith Heumann has spent four decades…

Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez | Legendary Children: The First Decade of Rupaul’s Drag Race and the Last Century of Queer Life

The creators of the immensely popular eponymous blog Tom and Lorenzo , Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez entertain millions of readers a month with their singular perspective on fashion and pop culture. They are frequent guests on…

R. Eric Thomas | Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America

R. Eric Thomas is the creator of Elle ’s “Eric Reads the News,” a daily humor column that lambasts pop culture, celebrity, and politics that has been praised by Lin-Manuel Miranda as “Sedaris-level laugh-out-loud funny.” Also a renowned…

Joey Baldino and Adam Erace | Dinner at the Club: 100 Years of Stories and Recipes from South Philly's Palizzi Social Club

In conversation with Michael Klein, editor/producer of inquirer.com/food and @phillyinsider Originally a meeting place for South Philly’s Abruzzi-American community, the members-only Palizzi Social Club is now one of America’s hottest…

Mary Pope Osborne | Magic Tree House: To the Future, Ben Franklin! with Natalie Pope Boyce

Mary Pope Osborne is the prolific author of the beloved Magic Tree House series of children’s books. Featuring time-traveling brother and sister Jack and Annie, the wildly popular books have been translated into nearly three dozen…

Kwame Onwuachi | Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir

In conversation with Chef Elijah Milligan A former Top Chef star, the executive chef at Washington D.C.’s popular Kith and Kin, and a Forbes and Zagat’s 30 Under 30 honoree, Kwame Onwuachi  is one of America’s most acclaimed young…

Steve Luxenberg | Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation

A 30-year writer and senior editor at The Washington Post , Steve Luxenberg has overseen reportage that has won a host of awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes for explanatory journalism. He is the author of Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey in…

Howard Schultz | From the Ground Up: My Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America

In conversation with William Kristol, founder and former editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard . The former chairman and CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz led the java giant from eleven cafes in the Seattle area to more than 28,000…

Nelson Díaz | Not from Here, Not from There/No Soy de Aquí ni de Allá: The Autobiography of Nelson Díaz

In conversation with Sabrina Vourvoulias, journalist, short story author and novelist Introduced by Henry Cisneros A 1972 Temple University Law School graduate, Nelson Díaz was the first Puerto Rican lawyer admitted to the Pennsylvania…

Michael A. Smerconish | Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: American Life in Columns

Michael A. Smerconish is the host of  The Michael Smerconish Program  on SiriusXM Channel 124, the host of CNN’s  Smerconish  on Saturday mornings, a Sunday  Philadelphia Inquirer  columnist, and a  New York Times  bestselling author.…

Leslie Odom, Jr. | Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher and Never Stop Learning

In Conversation with Kalela Williams, Director of Neighborhood Enrichment Programming Philadelphia's Leslie Odom Jr., burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since…

Zinzi Clemmons | What We Lose

Watch the video here . A cofounder and former publisher of Apogee Journal and a contributing editor for Literary Hub , Zinzi Clemmons has had work published in a variety of literary magazines, including Zoetrope: All Story, The Paris…

Joe Beddia | Pizza Camp: Recipes from Pizzeria Beddia

Watch the video here . In conversation with Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit Joe Beddia is the owner and chef of Philly’s own Pizzeria Beddia, named by Bon Appétit as the best pizza in America. This distinction is not surprising,…

Wendy Lesser | You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn

Watch the video here . “Consistently engaging, sly, witty, understated…and written with simple elegance” ( The New York Observer ), Wendy Lesser’s many essay collections, works of fiction, and edited volumes include The Pagoda in the…

James Rahn with Diane McKinney-Whetstone and Tom Teti | Rittenhouse Writers: Reflections on a Fiction Workshop

Watch the video here . The founder and head of the Rittenhouse Writers’ Group for its nearly 30-year existence, James Rahn has made this venerable workshop one of America’s longest running and most prestigious. His eponymous memoir of…

Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino | Pretty Little World

Watch the video here . In conversation with John Timpane Elizabeth LaBan  is the author of The Restaurant Critic’s Wife , The Tragedy Paper , and  The Grandparents Handbook . She teaches fiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania…

Erica Armstrong Dunbar | Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

Watch the video here . Named the first director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia, Erica Armstrong Dunbar is a professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of…