New Pittsburgh Courier
The New Pittsburgh Courier is a weekly newspaper catering to African Americans, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It is owned by Real Times.The newspaper is named after the original Pi...
Pennsylvania Abolition Society
The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage was the first American abolition society. It was founded April 14, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Anthony Benezet and oth...
History of slavery in Pennsylvania
When the Dutch and Swedes established colonies in the Delaware Valley, they quickly imported African slaves for workers, or transported them from New Netherland; slavery was documented as early as 163...
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The Philadelphia Negro
The Philadelphia Negro is a sociological study of the African American people of Philadelphia written by W. E. B. Du Bois. Commissioned by the University of Pennsylvania and published in 1899 the work...
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper House
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper House was the home of Frances Harper.It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
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Henry O. Tanner House
The Henry O. Tanner House is a boyhood home of Henry Ossawa Tanner, who, as an expatriate in Europe, was a successful painter. He studied under Thomas Eakins in Philadelphia. He was one of the most ...
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Richard Humphreys (philanthropist)
Richard Humphreys (1750–1832) was a silversmith and the founder of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the oldest historically black university in the United States.Humphreys was a Quaker philanthropi...
Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church
The Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1794 by Richard Allen, an African-American Methodist minister. The congregation has been located at the corner of Sixth and Lombard ...
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Nationality Rooms
The Nationality Rooms are a collection of 29 classrooms in the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning depicting and donated by the ethnic groups that helped build the city of Pittsburgh. The...
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Lombard Street Riot
The Lombard Street Riot, one of the Abolition Riots, was a three-day race riot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1842. The riot was the last in a 13-year period marked by frequent racial attacks in the...
An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery
An Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery, passed by the Pennsylvania legislature on 1 March 1780, was one of the first attempts by a government in the Western Hemisphere to begin an abolition of sl...
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Pennsylvania Hall (Philadelphia)
Pennsylvania Hall was a 19th-century abolitionist meeting place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, designed by architect Thomas Somerville Stewart. The original structure stood for a mere three days befor...
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John Johnson House (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
The John Johnson House (also known as the Johnson House) is a National Historic Landmark in Philadelphia, significant for its role in the antislavery movement and the Underground Railroad. It is loca...
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1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery
The 1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery was the first protest against African-American slavery made by a religious body in the English colonies. It was drafted by Francis Daniel Pastorius ...
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Bethel A.M.E. Church (Reading, Pennsylvania)
Bethel A.M.E. Church, now known as the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum, is a historic African Methodist Episcopal church at 119 North 10th Street in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. ...
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1969 York Race Riot
The 1969 York race riot refers to a period of racial unrest in York, Pennsylvania in July 1969.
Racial tensions began to escalate in York, Pennsylvania in 1963. Black citizens of York protested po...
Black Mafia
The Black Mafia, also known as the Muslim Mafia or Muslim Mob, was a Philadelphia-based African-American organized crime syndicate. The organization began as a small criminal collective, known for hol...
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Eden Cemetery (Collingdale, Pennsylvania)
Eden Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery located in Collingdale, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.The oldest African-American-owned cemetery in the United States, it was e...
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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a public, co-educational historically black university that is a part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Cheyney University has a 275-acre (1.1...
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Institute for Colored Youth
The Institute for Colored Youth was founded in 1837 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. After moving to Delaware County, Pennsylvania and changing its name to Cheyney University, it continu...
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