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The Building of Independence Hall: Dr. Charlene Mires
10/8/15

Professor Charlene Mires discusses the many histories of Independence Hall from Colonial State House to the present. She also discusses how Independence Hall has been involved in the creation of several national and civic histories.

African-Americans in the City of Independence: Dr. Randall Miller
10/8/15

Randall Miller shows how African-Americans coped with the harsh realities of antebellum Philadelphia by creating their own society within and apart from white Philadelphia. This society created away from white Philadelphia, gave African-Americans a sense of community that they would not have had otherwise.

Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement in the North: Dr. Clemmie Harris
10/8/15

Professor Harris gives his perspective on the civil rights movement in the North during the 1950s and 1960s. This lecture was given at Independence Hall, an important site of protests during the civil rights movement.

The Liberty Bell: Dr. Gary Nash
10/8/15

Gary Nash discusses the evolution of the Liberty Bell from a statehouse bell into an international symbol of freedom.

Resources for National History Day
9/9/15

This video highlights some of HSP's collection for possible topics for National History Day.

An Artist Embedded: Their Story; Our Story - African American Women and the Fight for Freedom
8/21/15

As part of the An Artist Embedded project, this program recorded at HSP on May 13, 2015, explored this largely ignored world of activist African American women toiling for freedom. How and where do we find evidence?  What can’t we know?  How do we fill in the gaps?

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