PHMC Highlights

The PHMC recently announced the Volunteers of the Year for 2005,awards which recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the more than two dozen historic sites and museums along the Pennsylvania Trail of History. This year’s recipients are: Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces Associates, Jim Justin; Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates, Harvey...
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Pioneering the Civil Rights Movement

Many individuals tend to overlook the political work championed by Black abolitionists during the second half of the nineteenth century. Instead, they celebrate slavery’s demise and then suddenly move on to the civil rights movement of the twentieth century, possibly unaware of what took place on the nation’s streets and in legislative offices and courtrooms from the 1860s through the 1890s. The...
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The Grand Review Revisited

To celebrate its victory in the American Civil War, the federal government hosted a Grand Review of Union veterans in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, May 23, 1865. Although the war preserved the Union and ended slavery, the parade was organized exclusively for white soldiers, and veterans of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) were not invited to participate. Refusing to be ignored, former...
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