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African American History of Philadelphia Heritage Trail

Created by Clio Admin on November 26th 2018, 8:10:12 am.

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This heritage trail begins on Philadelphia's Lombard Street with churches and other landmarks along with historical markers, that commemorate the lives of Frederick Douglass, Billie Holiday, businessman Jacob C. White, writer Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, and many others. The tour moves east before turning north and winding through several neighborhoods (the first half of the trail is perfect for walking while the second half would require a car). Together, the two halves of the tour include numerous landmarks, sculptures, historic churches, and several museums and institutions dedicated to preserving and sharing African American history.