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Meet the Speakers - Before Stonewall: The Gay Pride Movement
Tue, 2015-05-26 16:34

July 4, 1965, Philadelphia, PA - 7 women and 33 men picketed in front of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.  On the very spot where Americans first asserted their rights and liberties, this small gr

First Wednesdays Coffee
Tue, 2015-05-26 12:51

Take a break from your research and mingle with our staff and research fellows over a free coffee and baked goods at our First Wednesdays Coffee!  On the first Wednesday of every month, th

Artist Embedded: Their Story; Our Story - African American Women and the Fight for Freedom
Fri, 2015-05-15 13:18
Meet the Speakers: Voicing the Absent
Fri, 2015-05-15 11:55

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Philadelphia: City of Music

Philadelphia has an extraordinarily rich and important musical history. From the late eighteenth century, when it was the political and cultural capital of the American colonies, to the present, the city has nurtured numerous ground breaking musical styles and artists and been at the forefront of some of the world’s most significant musical developments. Music historian Jack McCarthy explores some of the highlights of Philadelphia music over the course of the city’s 330+ year history.

An Artist Embedded: Unpacking a Psychatrist: 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous

Playwright Ain Gordon unveils the first excerpt of his upcoming play exploring Fryer's story with a dramatic performance and conversation discussing Gordon's process - creating historical fiction from intensive primary source research - and connecting Fryer's address with the current fight for LGBT rights.

Rogues, Rascals, and Rapscallions

Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist presents “Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions: The Family Black Sheep", in which she discusses how to sort through legal and other records and understand how to find and unmask those ne’er-do-wells in everyone’s family!

Act for the Relief of Gregory Thomas and Others

Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist presents “An Act for the Relief of Gregory Thomas and Others” – The Private Laws of the Federal and State Government, which discusses how many early and federal state laws were private laws written specifically for the benefit of individuals or families. These records can be a great find for genealogists.


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