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Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia

August 1, 2023 @ 11:00 am - November 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Organizer: Museum of the American Revolution

Where: Museum of the American Revolution

101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States

Image via The Museum of the American Revolution
Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, the Museum introduces visitors to Forten and his descendants as they navigated the American Revolution and cross-racial relationships in Philadelphia to become leaders in the abolition movement in the lead-up to the Civil War and the women’s suffrage movement. Using objects, documents, and immersive environments, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia explores the Forten family’s roles in the Revolutionary War, business in Philadelphia, and abolition and voting rights from 1776 to 1876.

The unique journey and exceptional story of this family of Revolutionaries explores the legacy of the American Revolution, the history of the American experiment of liberty, equality, and self-government, and the ongoing work to improve the nation’s dedication to the principle that “all men are created equal.”

Students get a discounted entry to see the exhibit!