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Public Tours: 9am - 6pm  |  Private/Custom Experiences: 24 Hours - 7 Days A Week

Ten Things You May Not Know About Black Philadelphia

1. Philadelphia has a rich history of Black culture dating back to the colonial period. During this time, free Blacks and enslaved Africans played a vital role in the development of the city.

2. One of the most significant events in Black history in Philadelphia is the 1787 Constitutional Convention. The convention was held in Independence Hall, and it was attended by several prominent Black abolitionists, including Richard Allen and Absalom Jones.

3. Jazz music played a significant role in the development of Black culture in Philadelphia. The city was home to many jazz clubs during the mid-20th century, and musicians such as John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and Billie Holiday got their start in Philadelphia.

4. Black churches have played a vital role in the Black community in Philadelphia. Many of these churches were founded in the 18th and 19th centuries and were instrumental in the abolitionist movement.

5. Philadelphia has a long history of Black political activism. The city was home to the Black Panther Party and MOVE, two groups that were at the forefront of the Black power movement in the 1960s and 1970s.

6. Black cuisine is an essential part of Philadelphia's food culture. Some of the most popular Black-owned restaurants in the city include Ms. Tootsie's Soul Food Cafe, Warmdaddy's, and South Kitchen & Jazz Parlor.

7. Philadelphia is home to several historically Black colleges and universities, including Cheyney University, Lincoln University, and Delaware State University.

8. Black art and culture are celebrated in Philadelphia through events such as the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Black Arts Festival.

9. Philadelphia is home to many Black-owned businesses, including bookstores, clothing stores, and beauty supply stores.

10. Philadelphia has a vibrant hip-hop culture that has produced some of the most influential artists in the genre, including Will Smith, The Roots, and Meek Mill.

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