“Lift Every Voice and Sing” began as a poem written by a school principal. It grew to become known as the “Black National Anthem.”
FOX 29's Bill Anderson has the story from Chester Community Charter School.
Lincoln University, which was founded in 1854, is the nation's first degree-granting historically black college and university. FOX 29 photojournalist Bill Rohrer has the story.
FOX 29's Thomas Drayton headed to the West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School for Black History Month.
Bob Kelly recounts celebrating Black History Month with middle school students.
FOX 29's Bill Anderson has the story.
While Chef James Hemings is not widely known, he introduced some of the most iconic dishes to America by way of Philadelphia when it was still the nation's capital.
The Cedarbrook Middle School Hip-Hop club celebrates Black History Month with Bob Kelly.
There's a historic spot, right across the river from Philly, in Camden, where Martin Luther King Jr. periodically stayed. Even so, the powers that be say it's not a historic site. Now, there's an effort under way to change that, FOX 29's Bill Anderson reports, "For Goodness' Sake."
We're talking about the famed Underground Railroad, the path that took men and women out of slavery. FOX 29's Bill Anderson joined up with a group retracing those steps to freedom through Chester County.
What started as a dream for one Philadelphia woman is now a safe haven for a whole community. How Fishtown's coolest new addition, Harriett's Bookshop, is reshaping the indie bookstore scene. FOX 29's Bill Anderson has this "For Goodness' Sake" report.
He was a legend in the boxing ring, and he called Philadelphia home. "Smokin' Joe Frazier" became a legendary member of the fabric of the city, FOX 29's Bill Anderson reports in this edition of "For Goodness' Sake."
Maris Grove is celebrating Black History Month with the Shipley Family's exhibit.
The fraternity was found in 1911 in Indiana and the organization's international headquarters is based in North Philadelphia. FOX 29’s Shawnette Wilson has more.
“Black Girl Magic is the ability for African American females to push past the restrictions that are set upon us today and show us that anything is possible," Ulmer said. "You can be an author, entrepreneur student no matter what the color of your skin is or what your gender is.”
The Pan-African flag first flew 100 years ago as a response to a bigoted song. It still serves as an inspiration to the African diaspora.
A group of ballerinas in Texas struck a pose, and the result was an adorable photo shoot — both fierce and meaningful.
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joined Good Day Philadelphia to discuss his executive producer role and working with the History Channel to develop the documentary.
Here's a timeline of the historical events of the civil rights movement that shaped the fight for social justice and against discrimination.
Sonia Sanchez and Christian McBride discuss their work "The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons" on Good Day.