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The Contemporary Culture Collection (CCC) Periodicals consist of over 5,500 titles of alternative, underground, activist, and radical newspapers, magazines, journal, newsletters, pamphlets, and zines that reflect contemporary issues, movements, and…

Since its founding, Weavers Way embarked on several cooperative ventures. For example, in addition to offering its members an alternative to the conventional grocery store, for a short time it operated a fuel cooperative and credit union. The Co-op…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.
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