Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Black workers constructing a bridge in Philadelphia.
African American workers hauling freight at the Pennsylvania Railroad Yards on March 28, 1938
A still image of the Central Railroad in Marsh Creek, near Philadelphia, August 5, 1938.
As a response to the growing social problems of urban industry in Philadelphia, Dr. Matthew Anderson founded the Berean Manual Training and Industrial School in 1899. The school trained African American workers who migrated to Philadelphia. This…
As a response to the growing social problems of urban industry in Philadelphia, Dr. Matthew Anderson founded the Berean Manual Training and Industrial School in 1899. The school trained African-American workers who migrated to Philadelphia. Pictured,…
Crowd of diverse voters waiting to vote for the election of 1935.
White people eating eating at Dining Car Steward being served by African Americans.
99 year-old Robert Jones waits in line to register to vote on September 19, 1944
Seven phantom voters register to vote at this shack on September 12, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A photo of black crew members working at Hog Island.
Joseph S. Clark served as Mayor of Philadelphia from 1952 to 1956 and as United States Senator from Pennsylvania from 1957 to 1969. He was a part of the Democratic Party, and had a major impact of desegregating City Hall in the 1950s, hiring…
This is a photo of a large gathering of children at a Philadelphia church meeting.
This is a photo of a large outdoor religious meeting of African Americans one night in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Female Students from the Berean Manual Training School reading Crisis and OpportunityMagazines.
Students from the Berean Manual Training School work at blackboards and their tables.
Armstrong Association Tenth Annual Report (1918) featured a picture of African-American girls working in a factory.
An image of the Minstrel Show Rotary Club of Philadelphia, a group of White men who would dress up in black-face for their shows.
Machine Shop Workers in Philadelphia circa 1938.
The first unit of female railroad workers near Downingtown, PA.
An African-American railroad worker handles freight at the Pennsylvania Railroad Yards in 1938.