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Great Escapes » Connect Williamsport

Upcoming Performance!
Denise Valentine
Great Escapes on the Underground Railroad
July 12, 2014 
James V. Brown Library
19 E. 4th St.
Williamsport, PA 17701

A Pennsylvania Humanities Council Commonwealth Speakers presentation
Sponsoring Organization: Blooming Grove Historical Society

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City Sights/City Blight, Philadelphia  - Graffiti: “Temple Made Gentrification”
Photo by Denise Valentine, May 2014

City Sights/City Blight, Philadelphia  - Graffiti: “Temple Made Gentrification”

Photo by Denise Valentine, May 2014

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Philadelphia Middle Passage Project

Did you know, research identifying all ports of entry for Africans during the 350 years of the transatlantic human trade* identifies the Port of Philadelphia on the Delaware River as one of more than 175 middle passage ports in 50 nations of North, Central, and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe?

On June 2, each year, the Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony and Port Marker Project (Philly MPC) will honor our ancestors to commemorate the nearly 2 million Africans who perished in the Middle Passage. Our immediate goal is to gather support for the application and installation of a historical marker in their memory.

The Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony 

& Port Marker Project

Project Coordinator: Denise Valentine

https://sites.google.com/site/philadelphiampc

Filed under Honor Our Ancestors Ancestral Remembrance Day transatlantic slave trade PhiladelphiaMPC philadelphia history

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Documented Middle Passage Sites in the Continental United States | Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project | Remembering Ancestors | L. Carlson, GISP - Brown University© 1/30/2014

For more resources, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/philadelphiampc/clients/resources 

Documented Middle Passage Sites in the Continental United States | Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project | Remembering Ancestors | L. Carlson, GISP - Brown University© 1/30/2014

For more resources, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/philadelphiampc/clients/resources 

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Ancestral Remembrance Day - June 2 - Philadelphia

Ancestral Remembrance Day – June 2 – Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project

Recorded Ships Postcard Front

Ancestral Remembrance Ceremony

June 2nd, 2014

5:30 – 7;30 PM

On the Pier behind

Independence Seaport Museum

Penn’s Landing

211 South Columbus Blvd & Walnut Street 

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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On May 21, 1796, Oney Judge escaped from the President’s Mansion in Philadelphia. While the household was preparing to retreat to Mount Vernon for the summer, Judge prepared her escape; she simply walked out of the house while the family was eating dinner.
(George Washington’s Mt. Vernon)

On May 21, 1796, Oney Judge escaped from the President’s Mansion in Philadelphia. While the household was preparing to retreat to Mount Vernon for the summer, Judge prepared her escape; she simply walked out of the house while the family was eating dinner.

(George Washington’s Mt. Vernon)

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colleenrants:

Timbuktu, once the seat of the wealthy Mali Empire, is now impoverished and coping with a bitter civil war. Despite this, the utterly unique architecture remains and many of the citizens fiercely guard the cultural and intellectual remains of their once thriving city.

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The Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project | Ancestral Remembrance Ceremony June 2nd, 2014 5:30 – 7:30pm On the Pier behind Independence Seaport Museum Penn’s Landing 211 South Columbus Blvd & Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Philadelphia Middle Passage Ceremony & Port Marker Project | Ancestral Remembrance Ceremony June 2nd, 2014 5:30 – 7:30pm On the Pier behind Independence Seaport Museum Penn’s Landing 211 South Columbus Blvd & Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

(Source: sites.google.com)