Pa. History/Legacy


When it comes to racism in Pa., not much has changed | Michael Coard

BY: - February 10, 2023

A look at the commonwealth's history reveals a long and troubling past.


Black History Month 2023: How far Black soldiers have come — and the road ahead | Charles D. Allen

BY: - February 8, 2023

The true story of three officers who persevered as patriots in service to the nation. Remember them.

How Philly’s Northern Liberties business district highlights the city’s Black roots

BY: - February 6, 2023

'We have such a rich history in this neighborhood ... Black History Month is the perfect time to bring some of it back to life,' an official said.

President Barack Obama presents NBA champion and human rights advocate Bill Russell the Medal of Freedom on Feb. 15, 2011. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A Black history primer on African Americans’ fight for equality. Five key reads | Analysis

BY: - February 2, 2023

By Howard Manly As the father of Black history, Carter G. Woodson had a simple goal – to legitimize the study of African American history and culture. To that end, in 1912, shortly after becoming the second African American after W.E.B. Du Bois to earn a Ph.D. at Harvard, Woodson founded the Association for the […]

candles burning in darkness over black background. commemoration concept.

Antisemitism is on an appalling rise. Why we must never forget | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - January 29, 2023

Trips to European cities, each touched by the Holocaust, remind us that we forget history at our peril.


Remembering Joe Hardy, Nemacolin founder, donor, SWPA stalwart | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - January 24, 2023

It was always clear that Joe Hardy loved Fayette County and its people.

One of Pittsburghs famed yellow bridges (Brookings Institution image).

Pittsburgh historian Virginia Montanez maps out artifacts of the city’s past

BY: - January 23, 2023

'If this gets people to look at history at something that exists currently within them, that would be cool,' she said.

Martin Luther King Selma March

Dr. King’s ‘Road Ahead’ — and what it means to one Pa. community | Charles D. Allen

BY: - January 16, 2023

Our commemoration committee invites you to be part of this celebration as we seek to unite our Carlisle Community in truth and love.

Gov. Tom Wolf reflects on eight years of successes, stumbles and standoffs

BY: and - December 27, 2022

Looking back over his eight years in office, Gov. Tom Wolf said he hopes he will be remembered for making Pennsylvania a better place and for doing it honestly and efficiently. Wolf took office in 2015, defeating the unpopular Republican Gov. Tom Corbett after a campaign where he spent $10 million of his own money. […]

A portrait of Suzanne Pascal in The Dunbar Historical Society. Pascal was a world-renowned glass sculptor who sourced her most famous piece, “Seated Torso,” from an abandoned factory in Dunbar, PA Wire and Glass (Herald-Standard photo).

Dunbar Historical Society houses glass sculptor’s most famous piece | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 22, 2022

'There is no other place where you can see her work like this,' Donna Myer, of the Dunbar Historical Society, said.

Area veterans spend the day together, touring the monuments in Washington, D.C., during a trip sponsored by Honor Flight Pittsburgh. The 100% volunteer nonprofit, founded in Pittsburgh in 2016, is part of a national organization that began in 2005 (Herald-Standard photo).

Honor Flight Pittsburgh: Serving veterans in a meaningful way | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 21, 2022

Twice a year, the nonprofit takes veterans to Washington D.C. to visit monuments and share their experiences.

Africatown logo, left, Voffee Jabateh, CEO of African Cultural Alliance of North America/ACANA, right (ACANA/Philadelphia Tribune).

Philly’s Africatown could be resurrection of Tulsa’s ‘Black Wall Street’ | Michael Coard

BY: - December 13, 2022

I'll expect to see you there every day, supporting SW Philly's renaissance.