July 4, 1776.
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Broadway’s Hamilton made history in 2016.
Despite the 300 year gap in time, Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia wasn’t much different than our Philadelphia today- a city of neighborhoods with a mashup of cultural expansion, political progress, and developing sciences all converging between the Delaware and the Schuylkill Rivers. Philadelphia was a popular place back then, and like today, a cheaper and chiller option than New York City.
(Photo credit: www.explorepahistory.com)
Since the founding of the city, Black Philadelphians have served as key figures in shaping the culture, values, and politics of Philadelphia. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 19, here are some lesser-known historical sites that celebrate and remember these contributions to Philly life: