Current Exhibition in the Library Company’s
Louise Lux-Sions and Harry Sions Gallery:
The Genius of Freedom: Northern Black Activism and Uplift after the Civil War
November 11, 2014–June 27, 2015
Special Exhibition Hours
10 am to 3 pm the last Saturday of each month.
The exhibition and its accompanying programming are supported by funds from the Pennsylvania Abolition Society and the Independence Foundation.
Members-Only Annual Meeting and Public Lecture by Sally McMillen
Thursday, May 14, 2015
5:00 pm - Members-Only Annual Meeting
6:00 pm - Reception
6:30 pm - Lecture by Sally McMillen on her book Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life.
Governed by a Spirit of Opposition: The Origins of American Political Practice in Colonial Philadelphia
Monday, May 18, 2015
5:30 pm - Reception
6:15 pm - Presentation and discussion
The Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia is delighted to host an evening book talk with Jessica Roney of Temple University, who will speak on her recently published, Governed by a Spirit of Opposition: The Origins of American Political Practice in Colonial Philadelphia. In this beautifully crafted study, Roney reveals the deep and flourishing political culture of ordinary Philadelphians during the eighteenth century. In the absence of a strong city government, private individuals stepped in to shape a broad range of public institutions that brought together colonists from all walks of life. Volunteer fire fighters, groups of money lenders, informal banking collectives, poor relief reformers, and many other public-spirited collections of city residents created a climate of civic engagement that long preceded the Revolutionary generation.
“Our Declaration: On Democracy and Equality”
Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Juneteenth Symposium
Thursday, June 18, 2015
5:00 pm Reception and viewing of exhibition “The Genius of Freedom: Northern Black Activism and Uplift after the Civil War”
6:00 pm Lecture followed by book signing
Danielle Allen, recipient of a 2002 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, will give a talk on her latest book Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality (Norton/Liveright Books, June 2014). Dr. Allen is a political theorist, who is widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America. She is UPS Foundation Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. In July 2015 she will move to Harvard University to take up the Directorship of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and a professorship in the Department of Government.
For more information on these events please call 215-546-3181 or email Alison McMenamin, email@example.com.
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