Cradle of Liberty

Cradle of Liberty

Philadelphia gained fame for its role in the American Revolution. How have Philadelphians continued to pursue freedom and social justice, and what legacy does this create for the future?  This panel was moderated by Richard Beeman of the University of Pennsylvania with panelists including Gary Nash of UCLA; Michael Coard of the Avenging the Ancestors Coalition; and Richard Newman of the Rochester Institute of Technology.

The Greater Philadelphia Roundtable is a partnership of The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, with the cooperation of many 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, WHYY, the Friends of Independence, 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: the National Constitution Center, the Friends of Independence, and Avenging the Ancestors Coalition.

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