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“Black troops were regarded as second-class citizens,” said Hicks, “and often received lesser quality of equipment and clothing, and maybe only one doctor per regiment.” On April 21 at 11 a.m., Mütter Museum Director Robert Hicks will join Mayor Kenney, U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (D., Pa.), and other politicians, historians and Civil War reenactors at the Philadelphia National Cemetery, to unveil an informational panel erected by the Veterans Administration that celebrates the achievements of the United States Colored Troops.
4 hours ago
Here are today's expected high temperatures. #mdwx #dewx #njwx #pawx
20 hours ago
An influx of millennials moving into the downtown has influenced the retail landscape and brought a new mix of shops to Center City. How do we keep the momentum going? CCD's State of Center City report, coming out April 24, shows how Philadelphia compares to other cities and where there's more room to grow. Follow the link below for more. #SOCC2018
21 hours ago
“Black soldiers experienced higher mortality due to disease than white troops during the war, and doctors—usually white—struggled to understand how black bodies differed from white ones,”
22 hours ago
Please join us this Thursday, April 19, 6pm for a reception and book launch for January 1 with the artist Andrea Modica!
23 hours ago
There's so much to look forward to this Friday! At 10am, celebrate the new South to Christian trail and greenway on the CHOP Roberts Center Plaza. There will be a great lineup of speakers, followed by free Shake Shack custard and pretzels! More info: https://bit.ly/2IQtVWa Then, at 7:30pm, join us at Walnut Street for our Star Party event, part of the citywide Philadelphia Science Festival! Local astronomers will be onsite with telescopes to educate us about the stars, constellations and beyond. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2HboFfg See you on the Banks!
29 hours ago
Good morning! A chilly start to the day with temperatures generally in the 30s at this time. However temperatures will moderate to the mid 50s to low 60s by this afternoon under partly to mostly sunny skies. A system will bring some rain and showers tonight into Thursday, mainly north of the I-78, I-80 corridors, but the good news is that dry weather with sunshine is expected for this coming weekend into early next week. For the latest forecast details specific to your location, please visit weather.gov/phi and enter your city or zip code in the upper left.