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New Exhibit At NCC Looks At Slavery Through Eyes Of Families Owned By Jefferson

The National Constitution Center opens a new exhibit Wednesday that tells the story of the six families of enslaved people owned by Thomas Jefferson.

04/08/2014

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New Book Takes Look At Role Of African-American Troops In Little-Known Battle During Civil War

Milliken’s Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory takes a look at a Civil War battle where African-American troops, some fresh from slavery, were in the thick of things.

02/15/2014

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Schools To Get Free Access To Civil Rights Documentaries

A new initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities is providing schools and communities free access to documentaries tracing the civil rights movement.

10/22/2013

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Dennis Farm: A Lesson in American History and the Future of Energy

A Philadelphia family recounts their story of freedom dating back to the Revolutionary War. But their history is currently colliding with the future of energy.

03/02/2013

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Nation Marks 150th Anniversary Of 13th Amendment

Today in 1863, Congress passed the 13th Amendment which, when ratified in 1865, officially outlawed slavery in the United States and all of its territories.

01/31/2013

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Storytelling Benches In Historic Philadelphia Add Some Forgotten Facts

Once Upon a Nation in Philadelphia is offering people the chance to learn “little known pieces of history” as part of a special program that runs through the end of July.

06/16/2012

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Bucks County To Be Backdrop For Film About Civil War Era

Filming is scheduled to get underway this summer on “The North Star,” a movie that tells the story of two slaves who flee a Virginia plantation.

05/27/2012

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Celebrating Martin Delany

Martin 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.

05/01/2012

Ukraine-to-US Human Trafficking Trial Continues In Philadelphia

A second Ukrainian woman has now testified in federal court in Philadelphia that she was beaten and raped by a man charged with human trafficking.

10/03/2011

(Joseph McGill, inside an historic "slave cabin" at Cliveden in Philadelphia.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

Historian Urges Preservation Of Former Slave Houses In Philadelphia

A program officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, McGill says he has slept in more than 20 slave dwellings to inspire their preservation.

06/24/2011

(Loretta Devine and Angela Bassett are mothers-in-law-to-be in "Jumping the Broom.")

Movie Review: ‘Jumping the Broom’

Paula Patton and Laz Alonzo play a bride and groom, while Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine portray the antipathetic mothers of the soon-to-be spouses.

05/06/2011

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Discovering Frances Harper

A 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.

02/02/2011

Discussions on Slavery at Cliveden Begin Sept. 10

A series of documents have launched a series of community conversations about slavery and race that begin this week at a historic mansion in Germantown.

09/07/2010

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