The Color of Law: “Greathearted, Restless, Full of Purpose”
An oral history of the life and legacy of Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, being honored by The Citizen next week
The Color of Law: The Rise of the Philadelphia Black Lawyer
A longtime legal legend created a detailed timeline of Black lawyers in America. Here, a look at how A. Leon Higginbotham intersected with that timeline — and made history himself
Know Your Constitution
Every educated citizen should understand America’s founding document — for the sake of our republic. In time for Constitution Day, a longtime college president urges its study from pre-K to grad school
How Philly Invented Ice Cream (As We Know It)
It was African American chefs who created the summertime treat we consume by the gallons, right here in the city where America was born
Who Gets To Be In The History Game
Drexel is set to take over the orphaned Atwater Kent historical collection. But the Historical Society, and City Council, might have other ideas. What’s all the fighting really about?
The Story of the Storytellers
Juneteenth is a narrative of liberation and struggle that, until recently, was little-known. Who is telling the other unknown stories of Black life in Philly?
Art For Change: Elder Scribe
Next up in our conversation series with Forman Arts Initiative, oral historian Julie Rainbow connects the Second Great Migration of African Americans from the South to Philly to our present search for community
The Ultimate Black History Month Playbook
What to know, what to do, what impact you can have