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This petition to ban the institution of slavery uses as its justification the Biblical golden rule. Written by four Quaker men in Germantown, it is the first written protest against slavery in the Americas. The voices highlighted in this Protest are…

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The Bryn Mawr Summer School brought working women, approximately 100 each year, to Bryn Mawr's campus for eight weeks. Mostly of Southern and Eastern European and African American background, the students generally had little formal education; the…

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Worthington was the president of the Bryn Mawr College Equal Suffrage League, and in this role she hosted suffrage speakers, attended events in Philadelphia, and participated in national conventions. Activists mentioned in the diaries include…

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The Molly Maguires were an Irish and Irish-American secret society involved in labor activism among Pennsylvania coal miners. After accusations of murder, arson, sabotage and other violence, and infiltration of the Ancient Order of Hibernians by…

Materials related to the protest of the parishioners over closing of the parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel in South Philadelphia. The financially-struggling mostly Italian-speaking Augustinian church was slated to merge with a church nearby. Members…

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Of particular interest in this collection are materials relating to conditions and reforms at Eastern State Penitentiary, including letters from prisoners. There is also information related to several specific cases, as well as Morris's writing and…

Pfleeger was an activist who fought for women's rights, gay rights, and anti-racism. She was a member of NOW (the National Organization of Women) and the NAACP, among many social justice organizations, and participated in many marches and other…

Documents and oral history interviews examining the lives and struggles of African Americans in New Jersey, and specifically around Glassboro.

Many people thought J. I. Rodale was really "out there" when he first started promoting organic methods of cultivating plants and deterring pests and diseases without chemicals. Practices that we now take for granted: composting, companion planting…

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Kara Walker's work resonates as a poignant reminder of painful connections to her ancestral homeland, as well as to the dogged persistence of racism in contemporary society. In this pop-up artist's book, Walker combines her signature silhouetted…
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