Black History Month


Walk in Harriet’s shoes on two tours of Philly’s antislavery history

It's more than just Harriet Tubman: Philadelphia was an important stop on the Underground Railroad, and in the fight against slavery. And you can learn this history by walking it.

Opinion

The pilot and the professor: A Tuskegee touchdown on the Main Line | Maria Panaritis

“Tuskegee in Philadelphia” hit bookstores this month, thanks in no small part to a West Chester prof and the pro bono work of his students.
Opinion

The pilot and the professor: A Tuskegee touchdown on the Main Line | Maria Panaritis

“Tuskegee in Philadelphia” hit bookstores this month, thanks in no small part to a West Chester prof and the pro bono work of his students.

In one pot, Philly history

For centuries, Philadelphia pepper pot was more than a stew, it was the most popular dish sold on the streets and in taverns. Chefs are reviving the dish as part of West Philly culinary history.

In one pot, Philly history

For centuries, Philadelphia pepper pot was more than a stew, it was the most popular dish sold on the streets and in taverns. Chefs are reviving the dish as part of West Philly culinary history.

Review

‘Wilmington’s Lie’: This little-known 1898 coup in North Carolina had an ugly legacy | Book review

In the last years of the 19th century, a network of white extremists plotted, organized, and executed a plan to take over the state of North Carolina. They started in Wilmington.
Review

‘Wilmington’s Lie’: This little-known 1898 coup in North Carolina had an ugly legacy | Book review

In the last years of the 19th century, a network of white extremists plotted, organized, and executed a plan to take over the state of North Carolina. They started in Wilmington.
More Stories

A Bible signed by Martin Luther King Jr. is on display at a S. Philly pawn shop

The Bible sits next to vintage American banknotes and a piece of rusty metal that’s said to be from the Titanic.

Black revolutionary history (that you may not have learned about in school)

On Tuesday, the Museum of the American Revolution will premiere Black History Untold: Revolution, a film screening and panel discussion that focuses on black revolutionary experiences from around the world.

What harms health and wellness in Philadelphia’s black communities? Local experts respond | Opinion

A lack of access to healthcare, disrespect for black humanity, and a need for health education cited by experts set to be honored at the Mann Center for Black History Month.

We’ve offered free therapy to black men. The response has been overwhelming. | Opinion

Mental health issues for black communities — in Philadelphia region and nationwide — are hitting a breaking point.

Find black children’s books at this weekend’s African American Children’s Book Fair

The fair turns 28 this year. Meet up-and-coming and bestselling black authors and illustrators, and find your kid's next favorite book.

How Philadelphia still feels the impacts of slavery

Columbia professor Saidiya Hartman discusses the impacts of slavery and indentured servitude.

Black History Month: Athletes who were champions of the culture and the city of Philadelphia

We asked our readers which athletes stand out as contributors on and off the field.

How to explore Philly’s black history: A historical marker tour

Thirteen historical markers honoring Philly's influential African Americans, from Underground Railroad abolitionists to internationally renowned artists.

They bullied Fredia Gibbs, but she turned their taunts into motivation to become a kickboxing champion

Gibbs tries to inspire others with her story. “I tell them, ‘I want to pour this into you while you are young,’ ” she said. " 'If I can do it, you can, too.’ ”

Opinion

In what’s so far been a dumpster fire of a Black History Month, Philadelphia classroom doors are a much needed bright spot | Helen Ubiñas

From California to New York, teachers have straight up revolutionized the use of construction paper and whatever other supplies they had on hand to honor black heroes.

‘Oh, my gosh! Why didn’t I know about this growing up?’ Maker of new Marian Anderson film brings it home to Philly for a world premiere

'Once in a Hundred Years: The Life and Legacy of Marian Anderson' has its world premiere at the Kimmel Center Saturday.

Column

Sammy Davis Jr., Charley Pride follow two different paths to fame in ‘American Masters’ documentaries

Both succeeded in an era where African American performers faced restrictions their white peers didn't.