Ongoing Series Highlights Local History of Underground RailroadThe Moonstone Arts Center is hosting a festival of events that tells the rich history of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia.
National Poetry MonthApril is National Poetry Month and I generally find a favorite. This time it’s Karol Wasylyshyn.
Who Was Ida B. Wells?It's Black History Month. Ida B. Wells, an investigative journalist who confronted issues such as Jim Crow laws and lynching, cannot be left out of that story.
Celebrating Martin DelanyMartin Delany founded one of the first black newspapers and was one of the first blacks admitted to Harvard Medical School. The Moonstone Arts Center is commemorating his 200th birthday with several events.
Discovering Frances HarperA poet, novelist, political activist and vice president of the newly formed National Association of Colored Women in 1896… yet the name Frances Ellen Watkins Harper cannot be found in most history books.