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Audacious Freedom

African Americans in Philadelphia 1776 – 1876

Audacious Freedom

Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776 – 1876 Credit: By G. Widman for GPTMC


Audacious Freedom, the major, new exhibit at the African American Museum in Philadelphia , explores the lives of people of African descent living in Philadelphia between 1776 and 1876.

Discover how African Americans in Philadelphia lived and worked while helping to shape the young nation in its formative stages.

Exhibit themes include entrepreneurship, environment, education, religion and family traditions of the African American population, played out through interactive displays, video projections and vivid photography.

The groundbreaking exhibit allows visitors to “walk the streets” of Historic Philadelphia using a large-scale map. Young children can join the action with Children’s Corner, which highlights the daily lives of children during that period.

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