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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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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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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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On the left a close-up image of the James Forten portrait. On the right, an image from a microscope of the same painting.

Conserving Black Founders: How Artifact Conservation Brought an Exhibition to Life

Read from five conservators who worked on conserving artifacts ahead of being displayed in the Museum's special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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A family views the Forten family tree and family bible in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Forten Family Heirlooms on Loan from Descendants in Black Founders Exhibit

Learn more about the rare surviving objects on loan from Forten family descendants that are on display in our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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A museum curator places a photograph of Charlotte Vandine Forten in its case for display in Black Founders.

Forten Family Artifacts on Loan from Howard University in Black Founders Exhibit

Take a closer look at the Forten family artifacts that the Howard University Moorland-Spingarn Research Center loaned to the Museum for our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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Black Founders Big Ideas

Explore these short framing essays to discover the lives and legacies of free Black Philadelphian, Revolutionary War privateer, successful businesman, and stalwart abolitionist James Forten and his family.
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Black Founders Teacher Resources

Access modular activities and ready-made worksheets to help your students dig deeper into the lives and legacies of free Black Philadelphia, Revolutionary War privateer, and successfull businessman James Forten and his descendants.
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A screenshot of a 360-degree panoramic image from the Black Founders virtual tour.

Black Founders Virtual Tour

Immerse yourself in 360-degree panoramic gallery images, high-resolution photos of the artifacts and documents, a guided audio tour, and music station to explore the story of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and his descendants.
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