Posts Tagged ‘African-American history’

Peeling Back The Layers On Malcolm X's Mosque #12

Peeling Back The Layers On Malcolm X’s Mosque #12

January 24, 2017  |  History

The Shadow sheds some light on a former trade school in North Philly that became a center of operations in the city for the Nation of Islam for over two decades > more

<em>A Million Faces</em> Celebrates The Photography Of John Mosley

A Million Faces Celebrates The Photography Of John Mosley

September 30, 2016  |  Photography

Philadelphia photojournalist John Mosley captured positive, empowering images of African American culture in the years between segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. A retrospective honoring his work is now on view at the Woodmere Museum in Chestnut Hill. Michael Bixler has the review. > more

Historic Estate And Underground Railroad Station Under Threat In Plymouth Meeting

Historic Estate And Underground Railroad Station Under Threat In Plymouth Meeting

April 20, 2016  |  Preservation

At Butler and Germantown Pikes, plans for a dense suburban subdivision threaten to dissolve the Corson Estate, a 10 acre parcel rich in abolitionist history and an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Michael Bixler reports > more

West Philly Home Still Sings The Praises Of Paul Robeson

West Philly Home Still Sings The Praises Of Paul Robeson

March 25, 2016  |  History

The spirit of actor, scholar, and human rights activist Paul Robeson is kept alive at a modest house museum at 49th and Walnut. Contributor Joe Brin checks in at this hidden gem of a national treasure > more

At 7th And Spring Garden, Confronting The Racism Of Poe

At 7th And Spring Garden, Confronting The Racism Of Poe

March 2, 2016  |  History

Edgar Allen Poe's time in Philadelphia will forever be enshrined in masterful gothic tales and bouts of boozy mania. But the author's reputation as an anti-abolitionist? Contributor Max Marin visits Poe's old stomping grounds where his racist views casts a complicated shadow on the wall of a public housing apartment complex > more