philadelphia-history

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.