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October 24, 2022

Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers is an archives-based learning project between the Presbyterian Historical Society and Community College of Philadelphia.

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Briana is one of 7 current and former Community College of Philadelphia students who designed exhibits during the Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers project.

An aspiring artist and historian as well as a fourth-generation...

October 24, 2022

Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers is an archives-based learning project between the Presbyterian Historical Society and Community College of Philadelphia.

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One of the central goals of the Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers project is to “build knowledge” by providing access to Presbyterian Historical Society archival materials for use by educators in their classrooms.

To accomplish this, PHS staff worked with Community...

October 24, 2022

Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers is an archives-based learning project between the Presbyterian Historical Society and Community College of Philadelphia.

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After introducing her English 102 class to PHS during the Spring semester of 2020, Cindy Giddle, Associate Professor of English and Humanities at CCP, shared three reasons for students to have well-organized and friendly access to our archives:

1. The archives give students a concrete...

May 9, 2022
Marchers in a pro-abortion rally, November 22, 1971. From Religious News Service photographs, in Pearl

--by Nick Skaggs and David Staniunas

This story contains content that may be distressing to readers including accounts of abortion and violence. 

Under the specter of safe and legal abortion ending...

July 19, 2020

After a month of quarantine, Easter appeared to us as a season of hope. Now, in the midst of continuing disease and after the deaths of scores of thousands of people in the United States, we face another long season of reckoning and responsibility.

Now feels like a good time to flash back to that April morning of hope, when churches everywhere celebrated the resurrection in new ways. 

Featured below is a short video showing some of the worship service recordings we collected as a part of our Easter 2020 initiative. All that we have curated to date can be accessed in their...

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