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Multicultural Heritage in Philadelphia & The Countryside PA

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  • 336 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19147-1529
    James Forten was born in Philadelphia to free black parents. Forten worked closely with other antislavery leaders, such as Richard Allen and Absalom Jones, and was a founding member of the Free...
  • 6306 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144-1908
    Formerly a station on the Underground Railroad. At this time the Johnson House is the only site in Philadelphia that interprets the Underground Railroad.
  • 419 S. Sixth St. Philadelphia, PA 19147-1431
    Walk on hallowed ground, the mother church of the nation's first black denomination. The third edifice in a series of four was a hostel on the underground railroad.
  • 84th Street & Hook Rd. Sharon Hill, PA 19079
    Bessie Smith (1894-1937), acclaimed as "one of the most important women in the history of American music" because of her pioneering blending of Western and African modes of music into blues-jazz,...
  • 1663 Bristol Pk. Bensalem, PA 19020
    Burial place of Saint Katharine Drexel, founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. Featuring exhibits, gift shop with Native American and African pieces and film on the life of the Katharine...
  • 1630 Latimer St. Philadelphia, PA 19103-6308
    The Colonial style house and gardens serve as the Pennsylvania headquarters for The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. The Society is composed entirely of women who are descended in...
  • 149 W. Susquehanna Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19122-1719
    In 1982 a group of young mothers decided to take action to save their rapidly deteriorating Hispanic/Latino neighborhood located in North Philadelphia. Their determination combined with the...
  • Second Street Pike and Maple Avenue Southampton, PA 18966
  • 4951 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19139-4228
    Paul Robeson (1898-1976), the multi-talented African-American actor and activist, lived in this house for the last 10 years of his life. This historic landmark tells the story of one of the amazing...
  • 520 Dublin Rd. Perkasie, PA 18944
    Guided tours and special events held at the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author's circa 1825 farmhouse and intact collection on a picturesque 68-acre estate. As a member of the NAACP and the...
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