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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Jessica Millward

WATCH: Read the Revolution with Jessica Millward

Watch the Museum's archived video of Jessica Millward's January 2021 virtual discussion on her book, Finding Charity's Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland.
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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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Silhouettes of Francis Johnson and his wife Helen  courtesy of The Met.
courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Music of Francis Johnson: A Soundtrack to Antebellum Black Philadelphia

Learn more about and listen to music written by Black composer and musician Francis Johnson, whose music was popular in the Revolutionary and Antebellum eras.
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Museum Exhibits

Learn more about the Museum's current, upcoming, and past core and special exhibitions, including our upcoming special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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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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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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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 painted portrait of James Forten is installed next to a small photograph of his wife Charlotte Vandine Forten in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Triumphant Lives: The Forten Legacy Fosters Scholarship and Historical Insight

Dr. Janice L. Sumler-Edmond recounts the past 50 years of academic scholarship on James Forten and his descendants that helped lead to the Museum's Black Founders special exhibition.
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Remembering Valley Forge

Valley Forge holds a special place in the history of the Museum of the American Revolution. Our history is more than a century in the making and begins with the Valley Forge Historical Society and Rev. W. Herbert Burk.
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Witness to Revolution National Standards Alignment

Learn how the Witness to Revolution teacher guide meets national standards for teaching history and social studies.
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