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The Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, Phila­delphia, has recently acquired the political archives of Robert N. C. Nix, Jr., the first African American to serve on the Pennsylva­nia Supreme Court. To further expand its collections documenting and interpreting the lives and careers of leading African American political leaders and government officials, the museum is seeking documents,...
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Who Are These Anthracite People? Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum

In the beginning were only the great transverse mountains, seen as ridge upon overlapping ridge stretching far into the horizon of northeastern Pennsylvania. Wide expanses of sweeping landscape contained virgin forests – thick, verdant, and heavy. Deep valleys formed by resplendent rivers – on the east, the Delaware; to the west, the Susquehanna; and northward, the Lackawanna where...
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