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We Shall Overcome: Music in the Continuing Struggle for Freedom

We Shall Overcome: Music in the Continuing Struggle for Freedom Thursday October 16, 2014, 4pm Temple University, 1330 Polett Walk We Shall Overcome is a protest song that became a key anthem of the Civil Rights Movement is thought to

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Role of the African American Churches, the Masons, the African Mysteries and the Secret Codes

Role of the African American Churches, the Masons, the African Mysteries and the Secret Codes Thursday October 16, 2014, 2:30pm  Temple University, 1330 Polett Walk African American churches ranked number 1 in churches who supported the cause. In 1831, Mother

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Speaking in Riddles, Singing in Codes

Speaking in Riddles, Singing in Codes Thursday October 16, 2014, 1pm  Temple University, 1330 Polett Walk Supporters of the Underground Railroad created their own codes as a secret language in order to help slaves escape. Code words would be used in

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Historic Overview of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia, a Lecture by Charles L. Blockson

Historic Overview of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia, a Lecture by Charles L. Blockson Wednesday Oct 15, 3pm Temple University, 1330 Polett Walk Charles L. Blockson has distinguished himself as a historian dedicated to Black history, amassing one of the

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Follow the Drinking Gourd – Did Your Family Travel on the Underground Railroad?

The Charles L. Blockson Collection at Temple University and The Moonstone Arts Center Present Historic Overview of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia Wednesday Oct 15, 1pm Temple University, 1330 Polett Walk Follow the Drinking Gourd – Did Your Family Travel

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William Still: Film and Discussion

The Underground Railroad: The William Still Story – Film & Discussion   The film blends stories, characters and context with evocative reenactments, new historical perspectives and sometimes shocking accounts. The predominant “voices” in the documentary are those of William Still

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Stories from the Underground Railroad: A Family Program

Saturday October 18, 2014 11am & 12 noon – Independence Seaport Museum 211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard Stories from the Underground Railroad: A Family Program Free with Museum Admission The inspiring story of brave people compelled to act in the

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Robert Purvis & the Philadelphia Vigilant Committee

Tuesday October 21, 2014 7:00pm – Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Avenue Robert Purvis & the Philadelphia Vigilant Committee In 1832, at the age of the twenty-two, Robert Purvis wrote a petition with William Whipper opposing Congressional funding of the

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William Still & the Pennsylvania Vigilance Committee

Wednesday October 22, 2014 5:30pm – Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St William Still & the Pennsylvania Vigilance Committee The youngest of eighteen children, Still was a son of former slaves who started working as a clerk in the

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Women In Revolt: Stepping into the World and The Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society

Thursday October 23, 2014 5:30pm – New Century Trust, 1307 Locust St Women In Revolt: Stepping into the World and The Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society Women demanded their place in the struggle for freedom, starting their own organization when denied

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