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Awake, Arise, or Be Forever Fallen: Philadelphia’s Black Abolitionists and...

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

1300 Locust Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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The 1700s and 1800s were an era of both headway and urgency in Philadelphia, with nationally-known figures like Frederick Douglass and W. E. B. Du Bois agitating for equality alongside Philadelphians like Octavius Catto and Emiliee Davis.

Join the Historical Society of Philadelphia's Young Friends Board for a free special viewing of curated documents from this era, and hear from black history researchers about the historical significance of these items. Documents include papers from the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, which the Young Friends adopted for preservation, and items related to the work of Douglass and Du Bois. Also, be among the first to know about a new collection of African American materials that are slated to be preserved and made accessible to the public.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia, now hosting the special exhibition At These Crossroads: The Legacies of Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois.

Wine, beer, and light refreshments will be available at this free program.


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