African Americans in Philadelphia 1776 – 1876
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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- Saint George’s Methodist Church
- Merchant’s Exchange
- Bulletin Building
- Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
- The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation
- Independence Visitor Center
- Fireman’s Hall
- Mikveh Israel Congregation and Cemetery
- The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
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