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Forten Family Bible Courtesy Of Atwood Kip Forten Jacobs

Historic Forten Family Bible Donated to Museum of the American Revolution by Descendants of James Forten

An historic Bible, connected to one of the most significant African American families in Philadelphia’s history, has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution by Atwood “Kip” Forten Jacobs and his daughter Taylor Jacqueline Rodriguez Jacobs, direct descendants of Black Revolutionary War veteran and abolitionist James Forten. The Bible is currently on display – for the first time in public – in the Museum’s special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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The image shows a book cover of Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution by Benjamin Carp. There is an illustration of ships sailing into port at the top of the cover surrounded by a red border with stars. The rest of the cover is blue.

Rebels Rising

This excerpt from Benjamin Carp explains the role of colonial meeting spaces as opinions of everyday people gained increasing political influence.
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This image depicts the book cover of Revolution Song: The Story of America’s Founding in Six Remarkable Lives by Russell Shorto. The cover shows a picture of the King George III statue being pulled down. In 1776, following a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a crowd of New Yorkers arrived at Bowling Green in lower Manhattan and physically pulled down the statue.

Revolution Song

This excerpt from Russell Shorto weaves together the life stories of six historical figures against the backdrop of the American Revolution.
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Book cover for The Overflowing of Friendship by Richard Godbeer fades top down from yellow to light blue with the book title in a blue script font.

The Overflowing of Friendship

Read an excerpt from Richard Godbeer's book, The Overflowing of Friendship: Love Between Men and the Creation of the American Republic.
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on loan from Schenectady County Historical Society

Now on View: Schenectady "Liberty" Flag, an Early American Flag

Now on view at the Museum is an example of an early American flag, the Schenectady "Liberty" flag, on loan from the Schenectady County Historical Society.
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Museum of the American Revolution Names Harvard University Historian and Author Jane Kamensky as New Board Member

The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the election of Harvard University historian and author Dr. Jane Kamensky as the newest member of the Museum’s Board of Directors.
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News & Updates

Browse for the latest news and updates from the Museum of the American Revolution in historic Philadelphia.
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Women's History Month Book Features

Celebrate Women's History Month with one of these 13 Read the Revolution books by and about women.
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Virtual Readings & Books for Kids

Browse a curated collection of excerpts from exciting, thought-provoking books about the American Revolution — for kids!
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Art and Artifacts in Cost of Revolution

Discover the art and artifacts that brought Richard St. George's story to life in Cost of Revolution.
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