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A meeting held by Paul Lawrence Dunbar at the Zion Baptist Church celebrating the annual Emancipation Day on January 4, 1918. The celebration included speeches, the reading of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, as well as singing.

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The Citizens Republican Club is the oldest social organization in the city for African-American men. Founded in 1875 by Andrew Stevens, the members of the club were the elite of Black Philadelphia. 87 years later, in 1962 the club was still…
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