Posts Tagged ‘African-American history’

African-American Abolitionist & Son Of Former Vice President Aaron Burr Receives Formal Recognition

African-American Abolitionist & Son Of Former Vice President Aaron Burr Receives Formal Recognition

August 19, 2019  |  News

The remains of John Pierre Burr, a black Philadelphia abolitionist and natural son of former Vice President Aaron Burr, has resided in an unmarked grave for more than a century. He will receive formal recognition and an official headstone on Saturday, August 24. Kessler Thibert has the details > more

Examining Class And Racial Dynamics On The Anniversary Of The 1918 Riots In South Philadelphia

Examining Class And Racial Dynamics On The Anniversary Of The 1918 Riots In South Philadelphia

July 25, 2019  |  Vantage

Amy Cohen takes a look at the socioeconomic and racial tensions in South Philadelphia that exploded into a six-day riot in the early 1900s > more

Missing Public Art Work Of Progress Plaza Uncovered

Missing Public Art Work Of Progress Plaza Uncovered

March 27, 2019  |  Vantage

Contributor Sherry Howard tracks down the lost busts of the "Rotunda of Achievement" at Progress Plaza in North Philly > more

Sharswood Tour Spotlights African American Landmark

Sharswood Tour Spotlights African American Landmark

February 19, 2019  |  News

Efforts to save the former home and studio of Philadelphia Black Renaissance artist Dox Thrash will take center stage with a neighborhood tour and discussion. Keshler Thibert has the story > more

A Life Of Community Service For Theaters In North Philly

A Life Of Community Service For Theaters In North Philly

February 6, 2019  |  Vantage

The legendary Uptown Theater is gearing up for its 90th anniversary this month with a new fundraising campaign and the lighting of its original marquee. To mark the occasion, cinema scholar Joan McGettigan gives us a social history lesson on the neighborhood movie houses near North Broad Street > more