How Philly’s Northern Liberties business district highlights the city’s Black roots
'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.
A Black history primer on African Americans’ fight for equality. Five key reads | Analysis
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 […]
Antisemitism is on an appalling rise. Why we must never forget | Lloyd E. Sheaffer
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
It was always clear that Joe Hardy loved Fayette County and its people.
Pittsburgh historian Virginia Montanez maps out artifacts of the city’s past
'If this gets people to look at history at something that exists currently within them, that would be cool,' she said.
Dr. King’s ‘Road Ahead’ — and what it means to one Pa. community | Charles D. Allen
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
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. […]
Dunbar Historical Society houses glass sculptor’s most famous piece | Helping the Helpers
'There is no other place where you can see her work like this,' Donna Myer, of the Dunbar Historical Society, said.
Honor Flight Pittsburgh: Serving veterans in a meaningful way | Helping the Helpers
Twice a year, the nonprofit takes veterans to Washington D.C. to visit monuments and share their experiences.
Philly’s Africatown could be resurrection of Tulsa’s ‘Black Wall Street’ | Michael Coard
I'll expect to see you there every day, supporting SW Philly's renaissance.
Let’s not whitewash the racism from American history | Opinion
It’s true that 125,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, were forced from their homes and businesses.
Pa. approves 36 new historical markers honoring artist Keith Haring, others
The markers will find their homes in 18 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, including Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Cambria, Clinton, Delaware, Erie, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lehigh, Lycoming, Monroe, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Washington, and York counties.