African American Experience in Philadelphia
History tells us who we are. It is the collective story of what it means to be a Philadelphian. To live here. To work here.
The Museum is proud to present its first online exhibition, The African American Experience in Philadelphia, which presents a compilation of diverse objects from the Museum’s African American Collection. The online selection spans five centuries to illustrate the broad experience of African Americans in Philadelphia, at work and at play, dealing with struggles and celebrating successes. The exhibition is aimed at providing a snapshot view of the complex history of African Americans in Philadelphia.
The African American Experience in Philadelphia challenges users to participate in piecing together the historical experience of African Americans in Philadelphia through five defining themes:
- Creating Community
- At Work
- Leisure Time
- Twentieth Century Political Life
- Moving Beyond Caricature
We welcome you to explore, learn, and become engaged!