You've learned about Harriet Tubman, but do you know William Still, who documented the formerly enslaved people arriving in Philadelphia?
A special exhibition at Temple's Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection spotlights the partnership between Tubman and Still. Check it out in our new stories this week. Looking ahead, we have much more heading your way in the coming weeks: new books and essays, a follow-up on our summer coverage of protests against the Walnut Street Theatre, and reviews of the Philly theater openings that'll carry us into spring.
On a visit to this important archive at Temple University, Pamela J. Forsythe sees the 1872 first-edition copy of William Still's The Underground Railroad, and learns how it inspired the archive's founder, who discovered his own great-grandfather in its pages.