Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Sister enjoying a Philadelphia Cheesesteak

Sister enjoying a Philadelphia Cheesesteak; credit BLKPhoto.com

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Cultural Sites
African American Museum of Philadelphia, Blue Horizon Boxing Club, Charles Blockson Afro-American Collection, Freedom Theatre, Bushfire Theater of Performing Arts, Philadanco … More

Restaurants and Nightclubs
Whether enjoying Soul Food, Barbecue, Seafood or Caribbean cuisine, Philly has an ever-changing collection of restaurants to please diverse palates … More

History
Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love, but love wasn’t shared with the first 150 Africans who arrived in 1684 on the slave ship Isabella. Instead, a different greeting awaited … More

Places of Worship
These sites include the AME Mother church, one of the oldest black Baptist churches in America, the home church of Rev. Leon Sullivan who founded Opportunities Industrialization Organization and more … More

Abolitionist Heritage
5,000 African American patriots fought in the Continental Army on behalf of America at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Some were free men. Others served in their slaveowners’ place and were promised freedom in reward for service … More

Philadanco
Before founding Philadanco, Joan Myers-Brown trained at the ground-breaking Sydney-Marion School For African American Dancers in the 1950s. Later, she studied advanced dance techniques under the great Katherine Dunham … More

Shops and Galleries
Shoppers, you are in for treat. Philly has wide range of unique clothiers, collectible boutiques, art galleries, and bookstores. If you’re in Center City, your choices are most numerous, but don’t forget Germantown … More

Spas and Innkeeper
As the black middle-class has grown, Philly Spas have married a unique buddy concept with traditional spa services to lead the pack of spas to consider, but there’s more … More

The Sound Of Philadelphia
Just as Motown and STAX were closely associated with the sound of Detroit and Memphis in the 1960s and early 1970s, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff created The Sound Of Philadelphia , an unforgettable contribution to Soul Music … More

Philadelphia Cheesesteak
Philly’s unofficial fast meal of choice. If you can imagine one of those magnificently decadent, foot-long goodies in your hand, you may have a casual interest in what comes next … More

Historic Sites
See sites where John Coltrane, Leon Sullivan, Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Pearl Bailey, Joe Frazier and Sigma Sound Recording Studio made history, though some have been raised for newer developments … More

Family Attractions
World renown for the excellence of Franklin Institute Science Museum and Academy of Natural Science, families also enjoy Penn’s Landing, Independence Seaport, Adventure Aquarium, and the Zoo … More

General Attractions
Philadelphia has a remarkable collection of national monuments such as Independence National Park, National Constitution Center, Liberty Bell Center, plus shopping attractions such as Old City, Gallery at Market East … More

The Arts
Philadelphia has gained worldwide recognition for the breadth and quality of its art museums, theaters and performing art centers, beginning with acclaimed venues on Avenue of the Arts, such … More

Trivia and Famous Residents
Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program has produced over 2,500 indoor and outdoor murals. 1100 students participate in the Mural Arts Program … More

Events
Events are in Philadelphia unless otherwise indicated … More



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