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Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative...

Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative reflection. http://goo.gl/wXS2U6

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Today we want to highlight the work of Jim Mc...

Today we want to highlight the work of Jim McElhatton, a freelance reporter and private investigator whose research in our civil case files contributed to his article “The Homeless Man who Made Alexandria Civil Rights History“ in the Alexandria Times which chronicled James Lomax and his important but forgotten role in Virginia’s civil rights history. You can see his article at the following link (https://alextimes.com/2018/05/jameslomax/), and see his description of his research here at the National Archives at Philadelphia below: Years ago, my family and I lived in an old rental house in Alexandria, Virginia across from a church where volunteers fed lunch to the homeless. Among the same faces I would see day after day was a heavyset African American man with a long gray scraggly beard. His name was James Lomax. He did not talk very much. But he displayed a quiet generosity that set him apart. When he must have thought nobody was looking, James sometimes set plastic bags by our front of our door filled with cast off toys and clothes intended for my young children. After a while, our family finally saved up enough to buy a house of our own and so we moved away. I would still see James in and around town once in a while. Then, I stopped seeing him altogether. I would like to be able to say I tried to find out what happened. But the truth is, life moved on. And I had not thought much about James Lomax in several years. But that changed suddenly not long ago when I visited the National Archives in Philadelphia. A few months ago, I was researching an old civil rights case, Jones v School Board of Alexandria, a 1958 lawsuit that desegregated public schools in Alexandria. As a freelance reporter for the local weekly paper, the Alexandria Times, I wanted to learn more about this case. After all, the old newspaper clips only told so much: Four years after Brown v. Board of Education, seven African American families petitioned Alexandria’s school board to let their children attend whites only schools. The school system refused. So the families and NAACP sued. I took off from work from my day job as a private investigator to have a look at the original case file. I did not know what to expect. I had never visited a National Archives facility. But within ten minutes of my arrival, I had researcher card in hand and the staff laid out original case files that had not been seen or touched in many years. As I paged through the exhibits, I noticed grades and report cards for the 14 school children plaintiffs. I scanned the names of the students then stopped, stunned, to read about a brilliant second grader named James Lomax. I couldn't be, I thought. But it was. It took a few weeks to confirm the student and homeless man were, indeed, the same person. I eventually found James in an assisted living center in Maryland. He had lost a lot of weight. He lay curled up on a bed. I re-introduced myself. He said he remembered me. Then, without a word, I handed him an old wire services newspaper article showing a photo of him as a second grade boy crossing a police barricade. It was the first time public elementary schools were integrated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. “Yeah,” he said. “That’s me.” I later wrote a story about James and his important but forgotten role in Virginia’s civil rights history. Without the National Archives, though, nobody in Alexandria could have ever known, let alone imagined, that the homeless man we walked by countless times did more good by age 8 than most of the rest of us will do in a lifetime. Because that is the point of it all. You just never know. -- Jim McElhatton is a freelance reporter and private investigator; he can be reached at jimmcelhat@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @Jim_McElhatton Article: https://alextimes.com/2018/05/jameslomax/

    James Lomax desgregated Alexandria schools - he's now in a Maryland assisted living facility | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA
    For years, James Lomax spent his afternoons on the same curb across from an Old Town church that serves meals to the homeless. Heavyset with a long gray beard, he kept to himself and, at times, could seem a little surly. But he also displayed a quiet grace and generosity.
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    Loco Lucho debuts at Reading Terminal Market
    On Thursday, the crowd went loco for the pinchos de churrasco, carne frita, class Cubano sandwich, and marinated bistec sandwiches offered up from behind the counter of the latest addition to Reading Terminal Market, Loco Lucho's Latino Kitchen, which has set up shop at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Avenue C selling an array of Puerto Rican street food creations.
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25+ Marvelous Things To Do In Philly This Week, July 16-22

Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street

Where:Various locations including Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street

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Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street

Where:Various locations including Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street

Where:Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Various locations including Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Various locations including Dock Street Brewery, 701 S. 50th Street

Where:Various locations including Restaurant Marokko, 54 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore

Where:Spice Finch, 220 S. 17th Street

Where:Evil Genius Beer Company, 1727 N. Front Street

Where:The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue

Where:Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue

Where:Bok Bar, 800 Mifflin Street

Where:Burholme Park, 1400 Cottman Avenue

Where:Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel Street

Where:Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:Various locations including Red Owl Tavern, 433 Chestnut Street

Where:Various locations including 30th Street Station, 2955 Market Street

Where:American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue

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    The Oval+ | Photo by A. Yee for Fairmount Park Conservancy The Oval+ opening day, 10 free outdoor movies, SmörgåsBeer, FIGMAGO and more... Start gearing up for a jam-packed week of alfresco concerts, outdoor movie screenings, new attraction openings and dining deals in Philadelphia.
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Vive la France! In honor of their victory in the World Cup, here is "The Marseilles Hymn: in French & English," from our collection. It was printed in Philadelphia, and though undated, this version has an estimated date of 1793.

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    Celebrate France! Bastille Day sale all week. 10% off everything French. Lalique, Baccarrat, Jacques Garcia, and new items from the collection of George Perrier.
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    Two New Historic Districts And Grand Court Protected
    Two new historic districts and a well-known Center City interior were added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places during today's monthly meeting of the Historical Commission. A unanimous vote of approval by the Historical Commission makes the Wanamaker's Grand Court, nominated by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, the third interior added to the city's list of protected properties, joining the City Hall Council Chambers and the Family Court Building.
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If you see pickle ball being played on the tennis court. Here's what's going on. http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/PhiladelphiaInquirer/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=PHQP%2F2018%2F07%2F13&entity=Ar05800&sk=5E6CA4AB&mode=text

    Pickleball is agame to relish - Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly Edition, 2018-07-13
    By Bethany Ao STAFF WRITER Pickleball is the latest rage in South Jersey, where a Cherry Hill-based meetup group of players that started in June 2016 has exploded to include over 800 members. One of the country's fastest-growing sports, pickleball, which has nothing to do with pickles, is a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis.
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    NACTO Board of Directors Archives - National Association of City Transportation Officials
    Robert Spillar serves as the City of Austin Transportation Director. As the lead mobility professional for the City of Austin, he is responsible for the City's multi-modal transportation portfolio, Vision Zero, Transportation Demand Management, Special Events and Parking Enterprise operations. Under Spillar's leadership, the City of Austin was a finalist in the U.S.
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Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Che...

Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Check out the new Wilma 4 Play Packages: - Reserve your seats for all four productions - Save on tickets - Experience living, adventurous art at The Wilma Theater --> https://goo.gl/29FF2p Photo by Bill Hebert.

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    Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Check out the new Wilma 4 Play Packages: - Reserve your seats for all four productions - Save on tickets - Experience living, adventurous art at The...
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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia updated their c...

Malby's Terrestrial Globe, 1867.

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    Malby's Terrestrial Globe, 1867.
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Ever wonder if the National Archives and Reco...

Ever wonder if the National Archives and Records Administration has records of aliens and UFOs in our holdings? If so, you’re in luck! Our colleague Joseph Gillette, an Archivist on a cross-training assignment in the National Archives History Office, wrote a series about the Air Force’s Project Blue Book, as well as its precursors, Project Sign and Project Grudge. The purpose of these projects was to investigate the increasing number of unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings throughout America and determine their nature and any potential threat. This blog posted, entitled “INVASION! (of privacy),” is the first in a three part series which explores the Project Blue Book and discusses records of UFOs in the holdings of the National Archives! You can find Part II, “UFOs: Natural Explanations,” and Part III, “UFOs: Man-Made, Made Up, and Unknown,” on the Pieces of History blog here: www.prologue.blogs.archives.gov https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2018/04/09/invasion-of-privacy/

    INVASION! (of privacy)
    Today's post comes from Joseph Gillette, an archivist on a cross-training assignment with the National Archives History Office. It is part of a series concerning the Air Force's Project Blue Book investigation. In the mid-1970s, the National Archives prepared to absorb the records of the Air Force's Project Blue Book, as well as its precursors,...
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    Commercial Robbery 4800 Chestnut St DC 18 18 042956
    On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 8:30 am, an unknown black female entered the Central City Toyota dealership located at 4800 Chestnut Street and asked to see a silver 2013 Dodge Dart. A staff member allowed the suspect to sit in the vehicle in the lot area.
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    Around Washington Square, 10 AM Sat. 7/14/2018 https://www.facebook.com/preservationalliance/events/ Photo from Historic American Building Survey of N.W. Ayer & Company Building, 204-212 South...
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On on July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton was mortally wounded by Aaron Burr in a duel. Today we dip into our vault to explore the subject.

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    Old Pine Community Center is proud to present our "Community Music Series" happening on July 13th and August 10th. The series plans to showcase live local music in a family-friendly environment....
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Jul 10

Today is National Cow Appreciation Day! In ob...

Today is National Cow Appreciation Day! In observance, we are sharing this photograph of a three-legged calf from our Rural Rehabilitation Loan Case Files from West Virginia. The Rural Rehabilitation Division of the Farmer’s Home Administration was established April 1, 1934, by authority of the Federal Emergency Relief Act, to make loans to destitute farm families. This three-legged cow belonged to B. H. Young of Webster County, West Virginia. Want to learn more about our holdings? You can check out our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. You can find this photograph in NARA's online catalog here: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/12043705 Today’s post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia. #nationalcowappreciationday #cows #farms #food #history #archives #nara

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    Today is National Cow Appreciation Day! In observance, we are sharing this photograph of a three-legged calf from our Rural Rehabilitation Loan Case Files from West Virginia. The Rural Rehabilitation...
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    In support of Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's Vision Zero-edition Downtown Delivery Symposium, OTIS & Streets Department will bring a truck safety demo to 1500 block of JFK tomorrow...
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Jul 09

We are grateful to curator Bob Skiba and arch...

We are grateful to curator Bob Skiba and archivist John Anderies for celebrating their birthdays this year with online fundraisers to support the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT Community Center. We are fortunate to have such passionate, creative, and diligent stewards of Philadelphia's LGBTQ+ histories in Bob and John. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all who contributed. Together, you raised over $2,000 for the archives(!), helping us collect, preserve, and share your one-of-a-kind stories. Want to know more about the Wilcox Archives? You can follow their lively Facebook page above; visit us now in person for an exhibit on LGBTQ media (on view daily in the archives gallery); see a special exhibit at the Liberty Bell Pavilion on Gay Rights and the Courts (more about that here: http://www.waygay.org/pr-sofe); or check out our new online exhibition here: https://sofe.wilcoxarchives.org/. We look forward to making (more) history with you this year!

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    We are grateful to curator Bob Skiba and archivist John Anderies for celebrating their birthdays this year with online fundraisers to support the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT...
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Jul 09

Historic Washington Square place by Thomas Ustick Walter asks $500K

The two-bed, two-bath place sits in the heart of the neighborhood, off 908 Spruce Street, and offers a greek revival entrance, that leads into a spacious living room with a...

    Historic Washington Square place by beloved Philly architect asks $500K
    An historic, 150-year-old home designed by famous Philly architect Thomas Ustick Walter, just dropped on the market for $499,900. The two-bed, two-bath place sits in the heart of the neighborhood, off 908 Spruce Street, and offers a greek revival entrance, that leads into a spacious living room with a fireplace and hardwood floors.
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Jul 09

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The Wilma Theater added 2 new photos.

Blanka Zizka speaking today at THE RETURN OF DIONYSUS - Tribute to THEODOROS TERZOPOULOS. HotHouse Company member Justin Jain spoke on Friday. A true honor for The Wilma Theater to be invited to the grand re-opening of the Ancient Theatre in Delphi!!

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A water main break caused tons of damage to businesses in Center City, but the most they can collect from the Philadelphia Water Department is $500K

The intersection of 10th and Walnut streets Tuesday, after the water main broke. (Trenae Nuri/WHYY)

Just a half-block away, life has largely returned to normal. At the corner of Sansom and 13th streets, El Vez was able to open Wednesday and business has been good since, said manager Nicole Bell, despite a foot of water on the first floor.

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...000 total. The total damages will likely far exceed that: A water-main break at Bainbridge and 21st streets in 2012 flooded 21 homes, leading to $1.3 million in claims. Water Department...

...15 million gallons into the streets and leaving a massive crater at the intersection of Sansom and Juniper streets.  Water service has been restored to all the affected buildings but one — the unoccupied...

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    Damages from water-main break expected to exceed $500,000 liability limit
    Since a massive water-main break flooded the streets of Midtown Village Tuesday morning, Kate Moroney Miller has had one really bad Time. Time is the name of one of the Sansom Street bars that was inundated. Moroney Miller is director of operations for the Vintage Syndicate, which runs Time, Bar, Vintage Wine Bar, Tiki, and the Garage.
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