African American Museum

Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, and the announcement comes with mixed reactions.
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Justin Udo
June 19, 2019 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law in 1863, but it was not until June 19, 1865 when the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were told of the abolition of slavery. That date is known...
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Justin Udo
February 17, 2019 - 7:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The history and current use of cotton is put under a microscope during a special exhibit and lecture in Old City. The African American Museum in Philadelphia is using Black History Month to showcase cotton, a plant that was commonly picked by black slaves in the...
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A Lyft driver places the Amp on his dashboard.
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Rachel Kurland
February 08, 2019 - 12:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Throughout the month of February, Lyft is offering one free ride, up to $10, to take you to Philadelphia's black history museums. The ride is also valid to African-American memorials, cultural sites and black-owned businesses in the region. The following museums...
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The Smithsonian Channel on Wednesday screened their film "The Green Book Guide to Freedom" at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
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Justin Udo
February 06, 2019 - 8:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphians get a first look at a piece of African-American history headed to the silver screen. "The Negro Motorist Green Book" was a guidebook that came out in the 1930s aimed at helping African-American travelers. "It was an essential travel guide for thousands...
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Cary Conglianese and Larry Ceisler.
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Flashpoint
January 20, 2019 - 9:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Newsradio Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history. As the country closes out a month with 800,000 workers on furlough, government employees...
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Side view of the Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
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Pat Toddy
December 23, 2018 - 10:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a slight change of plans facing visitors to the cradle of liberty as the Liberty Bell has to come off the to-do list, a casualty of the government shutdown. Another top attraction is also off-limits for now, says Amy Needle, president and CEO of Historic...
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Shara Dae Howard
October 01, 2018 - 5:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The African American Museum in Philadelphia is hosting a special gala to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "The Pink Sisterhood Chronicles" Book Gala is celebrating the fourth volume of the book series, titled "Perfectly Imperfect," written by Philadelphia-based...
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 Nikki Powerhouse
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Shara Dae Howard
September 21, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The 2018 recipient of the Leeway Foundation Art and Change grant, local artist Nikki Powerhouse, is taking her one woman play to the African American Museum in Philadelphia. "The Art of I Am," a one woman play, challenges the standards of beauty in the era of the #...
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From left: Lyndon Baines Jones, Torrey Nettles, Carlton Lewis III, Troy Smith and Ira Tucker, Jr. of the Dixie Hummingbirds. Not pictured: Roy Smith
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Cherri Gregg
August 27, 2018 - 7:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With energetic performances, coordinated suits and dancing, the Dixie Hummingbirds have used gospel music to wow audiences for 90 years. Founded in South Carolina in 1928, the Dixie Hummingbirds called Philadelphia home in the 1940s. The legendary gospel group...
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Black Restaurant Week co-founders Falayn Farrell and Warren Luckett
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Cherri Gregg
June 12, 2018 - 9:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Black Restaurant Week is happening all across Philadelphia this week. The food-centric event originally began in Houston three years ago, and has since spread to Atlanta, Oakland, New Orleans and now Philadelphia, the very first city in the Northeast. "For us, it was...
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