"Freedom in Philadelphia" is designed to inform and engage participants in learning about the role Philadelphia played in liberating enslaved Africans. The Philadelphia Doll Museum's program will not only highlight the lives of an array of freedom seekers as they journeyed from enslavement in the South via the Underground Railroad to freedom in the North but how the black abolitionists and Anti-slavery organizations in Philadelphia supported and aided them. "Freedom in Philadelphia" is one of the many educational programs presented by the Museum. This Program looks at five individual dolls representing Rev Richard Allen, William Still, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. The Program gives a history of their lives from enslavement to escape.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: Philadelphia Doll Museum, 2253 North Broad St, Philadelphia, 19132
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Barbara Whiteman
Location Type: Program
People/Organizations Associated with the site: Dr. George W. Carver
Freedom Seekers: Harriet Tubman
UGRR Operatives: Frederick Douglass,Harriet Tubman,Richard Allen,Sojourner Truth