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

By Malcolm Burnley

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

By Carl Singley

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

By Elaine Maimon

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

By Tonya Hopkins

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?

By Larry Platt

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?

By James Peterson

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

By Blake Bradford

The Ultimate Black History Month Playbook

What to know, what to do, what impact you can have

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy