As free market advocates, it is incumbent upon us to answer the skeptic who thinks that poor people will starve in the streets absent the State. The Urban League of Philadelphia is one such answer, right in our own backyard.
While many know of the internment of the Japanese during WWII, the plight of interned people of German and Italian descent – people from countries that, unlike Japan, did not attack us on U.S. soil before the war – is often ignored.
A compulsive attachment to disposable artifacts of the relatively recent past is a prerequisite of any claim to being a real Philadelphian.
By Josh Gohlke
One was a hard-charging Marine, the other a practitioner of nonviolent resistance. Segregation at Girard College didn’t stand a chance.
By Tigre Hill
Perhaps the civil rights leader’s most significant visit to Philadelphia was in 1959, when he posed for a Liberty Bell photo during a tour of Independence Hall.
By Kevin Ferris
Reading this scene by Jane Austen, whose birthday is Dec. 16, our heads are filled with good things to remember, thoughts that dance in our holiday imaginations.
By Colleen Sheehan
Perhaps with her aunt’s story in mind, Austen, whose birthday is Dec. 16, wrote endings for young women of little fortune but great courage.
By Elizabeth Steele
He was a prodigious, patient listener, an outstanding anomaly in this age when so many seem uninterested in hearing what others have to say.
By Art Carey