New Pa. Historical Society Web Site Spotlights Documents of Our Freedom
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By John Ostapkovich
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is marking Constitution Day tomorrow by launching a new web site that presents major source documents, and more.
The web site, “Preserving American Freedom,” presents fifty pivotal documents including William Penn’s 1682 deed with the Delaware Indians, a handwritten draft of the US Constitution, and a flyer announcing the 1963 March on Washington that gave us the “I Have a Dream” speech.
And, being the Internet, it’s not just the flyer but also links to related materials.
“It’s an appeal to you from James Farmer, the Congress of Racial Equality, Martin Luther King from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, John Lewis. Each of those names… if you click on Martin Luther King’s name, you get his biography,” explains Rachel Moloshok, the Historical Society’s manager of digital projects.
The web site, powered by a grant from Bank of America, will be permanent, but on this Constitution Day through Election Day (November 5th) it will contain a related quiz with a grand prize of two round-trip airline tickets and a hotel night in the City of Brotherly Love.