Apr 9

The message of Marian Anderson’s Lincoln Memorial concert

Posted 8 days ago.


On April 9, 1939, singer Marian Anderson sang before 75,000 fans in Washington, D.C. in a concert that predated rallies that would shape the civil rights movement decades later.

Nov 20

Born to run (for President?) [VIDEO]

Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.


Runners are natural competitors, striving for either a personal best or to lead the pack. Perhaps that explains why so many of our leaders in the White House–and those who’ve aspired to be elected to the Oval Office–have taken up the sport.

Sep 16

Philadelphia: The deliberative city

Posted 2 years, 7 months ago.


Philadelphia and Philadelphians came to see grass roots constitution-making as a specific part of their past.

Jul 27

How to see Philadelphia history … through the eyes of a teacher

Posted 2 years, 8 months ago.


Our immersion began with a tour of the National Constitution Center.

Jul 15

Why did the U.S. Capital move from Philadelphia to D.C.?

Posted 2 years, 9 months ago.


July 16 is a difficult date for me, a painful reminder of how, I, the City of Philadelphia, lost my title as the nation’s capital.