Bond's research helped make school segregation illegal, and his son would go on to co-found the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Remembering Ruffhouse Records, the ’90s Philly music label behind hits like Cypress Hill, The Fugees, and ‘Jump’
One of the era's biggest recording powerhouses was founded in Northern Liberties.
Frederick Taylor began experimenting with "scientific management" at Nicetown's Midvale Steel.
One was a professor, while the other was related to Ben Franklin.
Joe Harris hid his vision impairment through two dozen bouts, but when it discovered, the news cost him his career.
The highway runs over a pair of cemeteries run by the First African Baptist Church, which served a congregation of free Black people in the pre-Civil War era.
The Athletics usually won, but in 1915 the Phils took the first game — and went on to win the National League.
Lou Hirshman does Albert C. Barnes.
She eventually left Philadelphia to join the faculty at Harvard — but not before a now-famous colleague.
Upwards of 75k people walked off the job.
How Charles L. Blockson turned childhood disrespect into a mission to create Black history collections
He donated thousands of items to Temple University and Penn State.
A 1960s state official claimed Pa. college students took LSD and went blind — and newspapers believed him
It turned out the story was a total hoax.
The ostensible winner of the 1926 contest, Republican William S. Vare, was never seated as senator.
1990s battle over Mt. Airy AIDS hospice center shows the power of grassroots opposition — and the limits of NIMBYism
After much controversy, Betak eventually opened, but it would not last long.
By the end, six police detectives would be convicted of civil rights violations.
The Graterford crisis was one of many negotiated by well-trusted Chuck Stone, who spent two decades at the Daily News.
"I'd rather be a lamppost in Denver than the mayor of Philadelphia."
When Masha and Vladimir Slepak were released after 17 years, they had Philly friends to thank.
Thanks to comments by Athletics' manager Connie Mack, Philly fans piled on the threats against Detroit's Ty Cobb.
After they were arrested at a 1961 sit-in, Philadelphians Juanita and Wally Nelson and Eroseanna Robinson continued activism throughout their lives.