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Black History Month: A Month Of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia The Home Of Liberty
A time of joy. A time to celebrate. A time to support a race that has earned its right to be honored.
By: Dashade Music Empire
"How good, and how beautiful for brothers when they dwell as one. It is like oil that descends upon the head, and upon the beard, the beard of Aaron, that descends upon the collar of his garment." - Psalms 133
On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania became a state, and the quacker William Penn named Philadelphia "phileo adelphos"; a place for liberty. The liberty bell was decided to be displayed in this new city in 1751 by the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly; to represent freedom. The city became a center for the underground railroad; as African Americans in servitude would travel to its border for freedom. Pearl Mae Bailey born on March 29, 1918, became a famous singer, and actress. She won a Tony for the African American version of Hello Dolly in 1968. She continued to be a success while winning a Daytime Emmy Award, and a medal of freedom by Ronald Reagan. But many African Americans don't feel free in the 21st century. Janell Ross of NBC News reported that African Americans feel that they are not fully free. The toll of everyday racism on African Americans. African Americans have grown tired of being forced to make the case for their citizenship, their humanity, their very survival — again, and again, and again. As of 2022, The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to advancing health equity, and improving health outcomes of Black communities say's U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.By February 24th 2022, the city council of Philadelphia's Driving Equality law will become active. This law was drafted to battle systematic racism.
"We're neighborhood people. And that's what Philly is: neighborhoods. That's why this all works."— Philadelphia Magazine
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Page Updated Last on: Oct 05, 2022