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
100 N. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106
- The Morris House Hotel
- Best Western Independence Park Hotel
- Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
- Hyatt Regency Philadelphia
at Penn’s Landing
- Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
- Penn’s View Hotel
- Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
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Museums & Attractions
321 S. 4th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
- Mechanics’ National Bank
- CityPASS Philadelphia
- Arden Theatre Company
- Old Pine Street (Third, Scots and Mariners) Presbyterian Church
- The Liberty 360 3-D Show
at the PECO Theater
- Independence After Hours
- Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church
- The Bourse
- The Philadelphia Contributionship
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