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Exciting  News!

Walking Tour Dates
Drop in 
Early March

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The Philadelphia Black Metropolis is a

city within a city built by more than 20,000 free Black people in Philadelphia in 1838.

The 1838 Philadelphia Black Metropolis is also a movement to reclaim, rewrite and restore suppressed or forgotten Black Histories

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RECLAIM

Reclaim the geographic spaces of colonial and antebellum Philadelphia Black history through walking tours and events.

What We Do

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RESTORE

Restore our collective knowledge of free Black history in Philadelphia through talks, trainings, and curriculum and museum education tools.

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REWRITE

Recenter the free Black population's on-going efforts for emancipation through disciplined historical research and writing.

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DISCOVER UNTOLD HISTORIES

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CHECK OUT OUR INSTAGRAM

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PARTNERS

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AWARDS

PRESENTATIONS

SUPPORT THIS WORK

1838 Black Metropolis is a registered non-profit 501(c)3.  Donations are tax-deductible.

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