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Giovanni’s Room: The Booksellers who built a community

BY: - June 12, 2023

Philadelphia's landmark gay and feminist bookstore celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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Firefighters battled a massive blaze that destroyed a West Philadelphia neighborhood after police firebombed the MOVE residence, killing 11 people in May 1985. — Temple University Archives Photo

Four decades later, embers of Philly’s MOVE bombing still smoldering | Michael Coard

BY: - May 16, 2023

A West Philly neighborhood went up in flames, taking lives and property with it. We're still waiting for accountability.

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.

New project aims to identify, document, and preserve the history of Philly’s underrepresented communities

BY: - May 17, 2021

In a statement, Mayor Jim Kenney said the “history of Philadelphia is about more than the buildings we’ve built.”

Stretch of Philly’s Broad Street to be renamed after civil rights champion, the Rev. Leon Sullivan

BY: - November 14, 2019

The stretch of North Broad Street between Oxford Street and Girard Avenue will be renamed "Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan Way" in his honor. The unveiling ceremony begins at noon in front of the Leon H. Sullivan Human Services Center at 1415 N. Broad Street.

Historical marker unveiled for Philly’s Mother Bethel burying ground

BY: - October 3, 2019

The cemetery it honors was one of the top private interment locations for Black Philadelphians who were not permitted to be buried alongside whites.