City of Brotherly Love

The City of Brotherly Love

William Penn envisioned Philadelphia as a “City of Brotherly Love.” How have such ideals of tolerance, together with intolerance, shaped the city and region?  How do we build and sustain community?  This panel discussion was moderated by Jean Soderlund of Lehigh University with panelists including Chris Satullo of WHYY; Stephen Glassman of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; and Kali Gross of Drexel University.   Chris Satullo’s essay on the City of Brotherly Love appeared in the Currents section of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday, March 20, and on

The Greater Philadelphia Roundtable is a partnership of The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, presented in cooperation with numerous civic partners.  This program has been supported in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities’ We the People initiative on American history.

Series co-sponsors: Young Involved Philadelphia, the Friends of Independence, WHYY, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, Philadelphia Media Network, Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent, Neighborhood Interfaith Movement, Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities.

Program co-sponsors: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, WHYY, and Africana Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University.

Connecting the Past with the Present, Building Community, Creating a Legacy