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.
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.
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
Slavery Memorial at Presidents House Site INHP | Take a SideTour! Learn about this and other sights significant to African-American history in Philadelphia. Unearth Philly’s Underground Stories of Freedom and Slavery. (Photo by Denise Valentine, Storyteller)
Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints at the DuSable Museum tells the story of how African, European and indigenous cultural traditions have interacted over a period of more than 500 years to form the distinctive culture of this fascinating area of the largest country in South America. Brazil is home to one of the largest populations of African descendants in the world,…
Francis “Frank” Johnson’s arrangement for piano and flute, celebrates the Haitian Independence - 1825. The presence of a nation ruled by people of color near the United States was an inspiration to African Americans. Haiti—the spelling “Hayti” was common in America—was founded after a slave revolt started in 1791, led by Toussaint L’Ouverture, toppled the government of the French colony of St. Domingue. country.