The African American Museum of Philadelphia Download

29:22 Download February 2nd

Dr. Ashley Jordan, President and CEO of the African American Museum of Philadelphia discussed the museum and its programming.  Founded by Charles Wesley in 1976, the African American Museum of Philadelphia is the first city-funded cultural museum in the country.  Through select items, recreations and art the museum shares first-person accounts of what life was like in Philadelphia, a story that is not the same as other cities, it’s an urban story with racial strife but also free men and women working and living here.  She emphasizes that their presentation speaks to people, humanizing history with themes of love, family, that all can relate to.  Rotating exhibitions are presented throughout the year with Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876 a permanent installation. It features a 100-year timeline of the events and people who shaped the city.

Programming includes guides for teachers, workshops and special events centered on Black History Month, Juneteenth, Women’s History Month, Poetry Month and more.    

We ended with the news that the museum will be moving to a new location off the Parkway in 2028, adjacent to the Free Library of Philadelphia.  

The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:30A to 5:30P, timed tickets and walk-ins are welcome. 

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