Browse Items (77 total)

IMG-0992.JPG
While they have a complicated history regarding racism, the Union League boasts copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and work from prominent anti-slavery authors and activists that are worth seeing and/or exploring in their museum and archives…

This website covers the history of the black bottom, a predominantly black neighborhood that was thriving and had many middle-class residents until apartment buildings were sold to Penn and Drexel which bulldozed and completely reshaped the…

IMG-1168.JPG
From their website, "The Prison Journal was begun by the Pennsylvania Prison Society, America’s oldest prison reform organization, which was founded in 1787. The Prison Journal has continued to be a central forum for studies, ideas, and discussions…

IMG-1006.JPG
This photograph and accompanying caption are a depiction of a protest blocking Devereaux ave in face of looming development of that street. This protest and proposed development are a result of Philadelphia growing exponentially during and after…

IMG-1004.JPG
This collection of minutes describes prisoners in cell block #2 by age, ethnicity, and other physical characteristics and it is through these descriptions that we can see the bias present in the officers of Eastern State and how this bias affected…

nelson diaz.jpg
These papers span a variety of sources that chronicle and demonstrate Nelson A. Diaz efforts to aid his community. A 1972 graduate of Temple Law School and the first Puerto Rican to do so, Diaz founded the first organization devoted to black and…

A social activist and civil rights trailblazer, Morris Milgram believed firmly in the possibility of racial harmony and based his efforts in the assumption that blacks should have the same access to housing as whites. Probably the biggest obstacle to…

Richardson Dilworth served as president of the Philadelphia Board of Education during the years of 1965-1972, a period full of controversy due to implementation of new policies for school integration.

Established in 1920 as a successor organization to the Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage Association, the main purpose of the organization was providing "education to increase the effectiveness of women voters and to further better government."

The Sumiko Kobayashi Papers document her experiences as a young woman in leaving the Topaz internment camp to enroll in college, and her later activities on behalf of redress for Japanese Americans who had been imprisoned in the internment camps in…
Output Formats

atom, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2