The Philadelphia Black Experience
A Podcast by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
A pilot podcast for HSP, Resurrecting Voices: The Philadelphia Black Experience explores Black history in Philadelphia in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The narratives of each episode are largely based on research conducted using the historical and genealogical collections at HSP and the Library of Congress.
New episodes of Resurrecting Voices drop every Second Saturday, beginning on February 10, 2024. Tune in to uncover the stories, resilient voices, and vibrant culture that shaped this pivotal period in history. Plus, hear from a genealogist about how you can use this history to find your own ancestors.
1. Remembering the Black Metropolis: Philadelphia in 1838
Featuring guest speaker Michiko Quinones
Release date: February 10, 2024
2. Seeking Freedom: William Still and the Underground Railroad
Featuring guest speaker Morgan Lloyd
Release date: March 9, 2024
3. Moving North: Stories of the Great Migration
Featuring guest speaker Adrienne Whaley
Release date: April 13, 2024
Selena Bemak, Project Director and Lead Host
Katy Bodenhorn Barnes, Genealogist and Co-Host
Stephanye Watts, Project Advisor
Bella Kolic, Project Assistant and Audio Technician
Kris Myers, Grants Manager
Resurrecting Voices: The Philadelphia Black Experience is funded by a Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Libraries, Archives, & Museums award from the Library of Congress.