When the School District of Philadelphia memorialized a 19th century civil rights leader by naming a disciplinary school after him, the organization sent a message about the value of black students.
This month our rowhouse in the Cooper Street Historic District has been lively with undergraduate and graduate students as well as the ongoing activities of our staff.
In partnership with the National Archives in Philadelphia, MARCH is pleased to announce a new guide for teachers and students, “Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources,” published on the website for National History Day Philadelphia.
The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography is issuing a call for articles to be included in a special issue on education in Pennsylvania’s history scheduled for an October 2017 publication.
The Families and Work Institute is working on a new report to investigate the types of knowledge, expertise, and resources institutions are using to create children’s programming.
The Institute for Constitutional History has announced a seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty on February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2015, titled “How Slavery Killed the Constitution of 1787.”
MARCH is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Clement Alexander Price, a valued friend and colleague to students, scholars, and humanities professionals, who died on November 5, after suffering a stroke on November 2. Price served as the founding director of the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. In addition to authoring several books on African American history in New Jersey, Price co-founded the annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series. In 2009, Price gave the Fredric M. Miller Memorial Lecture, sponsored by MARCH, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. For more information about Price’s achievements and memorial service information, please visit the Rutgers Media Relations webpage.
In the summer of 2012, middle school students in a leadership training program hosted by the advocacy group Asian Americans United in Philadelphia read about local resistance to plans to locate a new Phillies stadium in Chinatown a decade earlier. They then studied a map of the neighborhood and considered how siting the stadium there might have had different meanings for different groups – people who lived in Chinatown, people who worked there, local government, businesses and real estate companies, and the police, for example.
Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board to which users “pin” images. With 25 million users and the ability to drive more clicks than any other social media site, including Facebook, Pinterest is an alluring platform for public history. In June I offered a workshop at MARCH aimed at small- to medium-sized organizations with new users who have limited time to devote to social media.
In a recent post for Public History Commons, Lara Kelland highlighted “the potential for the democratization of historical knowledge made […]