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August 18, 2023

What is your role at PHS? What do you do from day-to-day?

Here at PHS, I act as the Communications Associate. Under the guidance and encouragement of my supervisor, the Director of Communications Kristen Gaydos, I work to share all things PHS with our ever-growing audiences. My day-to-day duties vary, and I wear a few different hats, but the most important things that I am tasked with include:

  • putting together and sending out our monthly e-newsletter, PHS Matters,
  • brainstorming, researching, designing, and publishing content for social media (this
  • ...
August 14, 2023

Sixty years ago this month, over 200,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., in front of the Lincoln Memorial, the endpoint of a massive protest march organized to draw attention to the Civil Rights Movement. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom may be most famous for serving as the backdrop of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic speech, best...

August 7, 2023
Irvin W. Underhill, 1923. Image courtesy of New York Public Library.

Each month, the Presbyterian Historical Society is bearing witness to the lives of African American leaders throughout the history of the denomination. Click here to learn how PHS is collecting records of the Black...

August 1, 2023

Bruce Klunder (July 12, 1937-April 7, 1964) became aware of the civil rights movement when he was 18 years old. At the young age of 26, he lost his life fighting for that same cause.

The Reverend Bruce Klunder died protesting the construction of a segregated school in Cleveland, Ohio, in April of 1964. During the protest, several other activists used their bodies as blockades, throwing themselves on the ground to block a bulldozer’s path. As the driver backed away from them, he drove over Klunder, who had laid down behind the machine. Klunder’s death was ultimately ruled...

July 6, 2023

We are happy to welcome Sade Trice to the Presbyterian Historical Society as our new BKBB Archives Intern.

Sade (Shar) recently graduated from the Community College of Philadelphia with an associate degree in English and an academic certificate in Creative Writing. In the fall, she will be attending Rutgers University in Camden. Previously, Shar held a work-study position in the archives at Holy Family University where she worked on digitization projects.

Outside of her internship at PHS, Shar works as a part-time assistant teacher at a childcare center and enjoys reading books...

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