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Library Company of Philadelphia

The Library Company of Philadelphia is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia. Founded by Benjamin Franklin as a library, the Library Company of Philadelphia has accumulated one of the most significant collections of historically valuable manuscripts and printed material in the United States. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Library Company of Philadelphia has hosted 10 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1999 Interview. The year with the most events was 2007 with two events. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2002 with an average of 2,189 views per video. Most appearances with John C. Van Horne (5), Richard S. Newman (2). Most common tags: African American History, Early American History (1600-1850), U.S. History.

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    African American Life in Philadelphia

    Judith Giesberg talked about what life was like for African Americans in Philadelphia during and after the Civil War. She…

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    Lucy Stone

    Sally McMillen talked about her book Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life, in which she recounts the life of abolitionist and suffragist…

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    The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman, Apostle of Abolition

    Thomas Slaughter talked about his book ,The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman, Apostle of Abolition (Hill and Wang, September 16, 2008).…

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    Freedom's Prophet

    Richard Newman spoke about his book, Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding…

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