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North Philly Teach-in: Changing the Master Narratives, November 10, 2018, Mount Pleasant Mansion, By Denise Valentine



North Philadelphia has undergone rapid and significant changes over the last 2-1/2 centuries. While facing a history of discriminatory housing policies, strategic decay and displacement, African-Americans have raised families, created community, made their mark and changed the course of history. In recent decades, archival material has been uncovered revealing the lives of Africans enslaved at several Fairmount Park Mansions. What are their stories? If we don't remember them who will? If we don't tell these stories who will? And, who will remember us when we are gone?



Instructions

Bring a photo, object or story which recalls a historical figure or a moment in time. Bring a photo, object or story that will tell your story or the story of your community 100 years from now.
I imagine guests meeting at Discovery Center. Perhaps a tour. Travel by shuttle to Mount Pleasant. After a "History is Personal" session with me, break-out groups hold multiple conversations around the room simultaneously centered around place: Mount Pleasant, Hatfield House and other Fairmount Park mansions, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Church of the Advocate, O.I.C., Uptown Theater, Strawberry Mansion High school, Richard Allen Projects, etc. A spokesperson from each group then shares findings. Highlights are mapped according to time period and theme. - Denise Valentine

North Philly Teach-in: Changing the Master Narratives, November 10, 2018, Mount Pleasant Mansion, By Denise Valentine

North Philadelphia has undergone rapid and significant changes over the last 2-1/2 centuries. While facing a history of discriminatory housing policies, strategic decay and displacement, African-Americans have raised families, created community, made their mark and changed the course of history. In recent decades, archival material has been uncovered revealing the lives of Africans enslaved at several Fairmount Park Mansions. What are their stories? If we don't remember them who will? If we don't tell these stories who will? And, who will remember us when we are gone?
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This App Can Tell You the Indigenous History of the Land You Live On

Whose land are you on? Start with a visit to native-land.ca. Native Land is both a website and an app that seeks to map Indigenous languages, treaties, and territories across Turtle Island. You might type in New York, New York, for example, and find that the five boroughs are actually traditional Lenape and Haudenosaunee territory.
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