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Philadelphia Historic African American

The historic relevance of Philadelphia to the emergence of "Black Society" here in the states,
is seconded only by Philadelphia as the birth place of the Nation. It's here where an oppressed people out of slavery -- with the help of friends -- created a Black Society of free people. View 
here a limited selection of these historic institutions and landmarks. Link to
Forging Freedom a history of
Philadelphia's
Black Society emergence, for an introduction to this award winning book on Philadelphia's Black society.

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church: The first church built for Philadelphia's  African American society and the first Black Episcopal Church.
historic african-american African-Methodist-Episcopal Church (Mother Bethel):
The oldest property in America still held by African Americans. In the basement of this church is a museum holding many artifacts from the underground railroad and the tomb of it's founder Richard Allen.
Quaker house (Johnson's house): This  house  was part of the "Underground railroad" for slaves trying to avoid capture. It was owned by Samuel Johnson a Quaker abolitionist.
 Historic African American Philadelphia
African American Museum African American Museum
PhiladelphiaPage-African American Wall of Fame African-American Walk of Fame
Baseball "All-Stars"
Bushfire Theater of the Performing Arts
Cheyney University
Charles L. Blockson Collection
Christian Street YMCA
Church of the Advocate
Centers "OIC"
Freedom Theatre
Father Divine Shrine
Heads House Square
Historic Society of Pennsylvania
Independence Seaport Museum
Independence Visitors Center
James Bland Grave
James Forten historic Marker
John W Coltrane Historic marker
Lincoln University
Library Company of Philadelphia
PhiladelphiaPage - Ma Bethel AME Church Ma Bethel A.M.E Church Photo
New Hall Military Museum
PhiladelphiaPage-Paul Robeson Home Paul Robeson Home Photo
Philadelphia Tribune Newspaper
Prentice Hall Grand Lodge
St Peters Claver Roman Catholic Church
Tindley Temple United Methodist Church
United Bank of Philadelphia
Valley Forge National Historic Park
Washington Square
Zoar United Methodist Church

Original Saint Thomas African Episcopal Church
Book cover 'Forging freedom'

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