Independence Hall is well known for its associations with the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. By extending the history of the landmark beyond the period of the American Revolution, Independence Hall in American Memory finds that struggles for freedom continued in and around Independence Hall long after the ink dried on the nation’s founding documents.
Frederick Douglass at the State House (1844) [Link to newspaper accounts]
Fugitive Slave Hearings of the 1850s: [Link to newspaper accounts]
The Christiana “Riot” Trial [Link to Google E-Book]
National Freedom Day [Link to Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia]
The President’s House [Link to case study]