Resistance and YOU

Resistance takes shape in many different ways—in large, small, and everyday acts, and through people whose names we know and some people whose names we don’t know. How do you see yourself in Philadelphia’s resistance history? Would you have fought back against colonization? Been a revolutionary? Preserved your ancestral culture and traditions? Fed and clothed children in your community? Held hands in public with a forbidden partner? Stood against ratifying the 13th, 14th, or 19th amendments?

We’re building a resistance collections website to highlight some of the ways people have shown resistance throughout Philadelphia’s history. We’d also love to know more about your resistance story and how libraries and archives could be a partner in it. Please fill out our contact form and send us a message.

PACSCL member organizations that want to add documents to our collections website should click here.