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Uncovering the Past at the National Archives

Uncovering the Past at the National Archives

Story by: JOVAN LONGS-TUCKER / Central High School Photo by: TANISHA LAMPART / Bok Technical High School Imagine discovering that you are a descendant of royal lineage or that you are related to a prominent figure that helped shape the course of history. Tracing one’s genealogy can be a very enlightening experience because it provides missing clues … Continue reading

The Union League: A Visit Through History

The Union League: A Visit Through History

Story by: NYSHADAE’ TAYLOR / Paul Robeson High School Photo by:  BRITTANY JACOBS / Communications Technology High School When you hear the words “Union League” what do you think of? Boring? But once inside, with an opportunity to tour this historic building located on Broad Street about two blocks south of City Hall, the architecture, the charm, … Continue reading

Shackled at The President’s House

Shackled at The President’s House

Story by: TANISHA LAMPART / Bok Technical High School Photo by: JOVAN LONGS-TUCKER / Central High School General George Washington helped America win its freedom from England. But when Washington served as the first president of the United States and lived in Philadelphia, where he held slaves. Washington lived in a mansion located on Market Street near … Continue reading

Remembering the Chapel of Four Chaplains

Remembering the Chapel of Four Chaplains

Story by: IMANI FOREMAN / Parkway West High School Photo by: ALEXA HCKLIN / Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush One February day, 77-years ago George L. Fox, Alexander D. Goode, Clark V. Poling and John P. Washington changed history. Perhaps it’s time to revisit the story of these four chaplains:  men who came from different religious backgrounds … Continue reading