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Waters Memorial AME Church was formerly Mount Olive AME Church.

The Hotel Brotherhood, on 1523 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1883 to provide medical benefits for African-American hotel workers. It is one of the earliest examples of a union designed to represent African-Americans,…

The Pythian Temple in South Philadelphia was moved to the corner of 19th and Addison Streets in 1913 and was once the home of the Knights of Pythias, an organization founded in South Philadelphiaby B.G. Collier in 1907. It is now the Addison Condos…

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Program cover for the funeral service of Harvey L. Wilson held at Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Wilson was a historian for Mother Bethel's library and gave tours of the church and museum in his later years.

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Photograph of Engine Company 11 Firehouse located on a corner by PNC Bank, next to Magic Gardens in December 2015.

Summary of studies of African American housing in the city of Philadelphia in the early 1920s

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C. D. B. King, President of the Republic of Liberia, visited Philadelphia in May, 1921. King was honored at a luncheon hosted at the Hotel Dale, one of very few African American owned and operated hotels in Philadelphia. King chose to stay at the…

Tell Them We RE RISING.jpg
Promotional page containing the portraits of numerous notable figures, responsible for the leadership and development of the Democratic Party in Philadelphia.

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Photograph of Walter Gay taken on March 22, 1984.

Forrest White in White's Wander Inn CH (1).jpg
After moving to Philadelphia from the south in 1898, Forrest White Woodard moved from Virginia to Philadelphia in 1898. A professional gambler he was believed to be the wealthiest Black man in Philadelphia by the early 1930s.

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A picture of Minnie Whitney, upon her interview with Dr. Charles Hardy in 1984.

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A glimpse of African American soldiers playing cards alongside nurses at leisure at the Berean Club.

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A photo of officers from Citizens' and Southern Bank and Trust Company, created and led by R.R. Wright, Jr. Wright moved to Philadelphia in 1921 and opened Citizens and Southern in September of 1920 at 1849 South Street, Philadelphia, Pa. By 1922,…

Still image of Forrest Woodard White posed with chair. White immigrated to the city in 1898 and became the head of the Philadelphia numbers game and thus the wealthiest African American man in the city by 1930.
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