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.
In the neighborhood
Museums & Attractions
1003 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Franklin Square
- Shoe Museum
- Radio One Music & Entertainment Conference
- Chinese Friendship Gate
- The African American Museum in Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Asian Arts Initiative
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Restaurants & Dining
12th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Wok & Walk Tour of Chinatown
- Reading Terminal Market
- Banana Leaf
- Taste of Philadelphia Food Tour
- Night Market — Chinatown
- Tommy DiNic’s Roast Pork and Beef
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