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Cover for the Museum's Black Founders exhibit catalog featuring a portrait of James Forten.

Black Founders

Read an excerpt from the Museum of the American Revolution's exhibit book, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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"Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia" Special Exhibition Officially Opens Feb. 11, During Black History Month

The Museum of the American Revolution’s groundbreaking new special exhibition, "Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia," will officially open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, during Black History Month.
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From left to right, Stephen Bradley, Derek Green, Kurt Evans, Jason Coles, and Nia Eubanks sit on a panel about Black entrepreneurship in Philadelphia.

Black Founders Legacy of Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion

Watch the Museum's October 2023 panel discussion inspired by the historical legacies of Black entrepreneurship presented in the Black Founders special exhibition.
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Only Two Months Left to See Groundbreaking Special Exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, On View Through Nov. 26

Only two months remain to see the Museum of the American Revolution’s groundbreaking special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, which runs through Nov. 26, 2023, exclusively at the Museum.
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Black Founders National Standards Alignment

Black Founders modular activities have been designed in alignment with history standards from the National Center for History in the Schools.
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The Jeremy Winston Chorale performs at the Museum of the American Revolution.

The Jeremy Winston Chorale's Black Founders-Inspired Musical Performance

Watch the Jeremy Winston Chorale's May 2023 performance inspired by the Museum's special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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A screenshot of a 360-degree panoramic image from the Black Founders virtual tour.

New 360-Degree Virtual Tour of Groundbreaking Special Exhibit "Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia" Now Available

With a newly launched virtual tour, people from across the globe can now experience a 360-degree walkthrough of the Museum of the American Revolution’s groundbreaking current special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Groundbreaking Special Exhibition "Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia" Opens in February 2023

A groundbreaking new special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, will bring together – for the first time in a major museum exhibition – more than 100 historical artifacts to tell the inspiring story of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and his family’s tireless pursuit of liberty and equality from the Revolutionary era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
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Event graphic with the Black Founders exhibit logo, words in white font reading AmRev Presents A Black Founders Legacy of Entrepreneurship, and a portrait of James Forten.

AmRev Presents: A Black Founders Legacy of Entrepreneurship

October 19, 2023, from 6-8:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening panel discussion and reception inspired by the historical legacies of Black entrepreneurship presented in our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Black Founders Glossary

This glossary provides definitions that may be useful as you explore the Black Founders: The Fortens of Philadelphia teacher resources, big ideas, and primary sources.
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