Black History & Stories

Celebrate Black History and Stories Year Round in Chester County

Chester County was an important stop for freedom seekers on their way north. The Longwood Progressive Meeting became a beacon to reformers throughout the United States for movements such as the abolition of slavery, women’s rights and temperance. Visitor’s and speakers to the meeting house included Frederick Douglass. Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth and more. Today, the building houses the Brandywine Valley Tourism Information Center and tours of the Kennett Underground Railroad history begin at this site. 

Christian Cooper: Better Living Through Birding Apr 02

Christian Cooper is a self-described “Blerd” (Black nerd), an avid comics fan and expert birder. While in Central Park one morning in May 2020, Mr. Cooper was engaged in the birdwatching ritual that had been a part of his life since he was ten years old when what might have been…

Frank Stewart's Nexus: An American Jun 29

This exhibition is a dynamic retrospective of Frank Stewart’s photography that centers on his sensitive and spontaneous approach to portraying world cultures and Black life in many forms—including music, art, travel, food, and dance. His work over the years captured intimate and…

A Rich History of Abolition