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Women training to be doctors in Philadelphia, 1885 - The photo depicts three women -- Anandibai Joshee, Kei Okami and Sabat Islambooly from India, Japan and Syria, respectively -- who were training to be doctors at the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1885. According to the Drexel University archives, the photo was snapped at a Dean's Reception. All three women went on to graduate.



Miss America 1924

Miss Philadelphia, 1924

Sally Starr & Chief Halftown, were so popular in Philadelphia, Pa. Saw Sally Star in the Thanksgiving Day Parade(Gimbel's) and met Chief Halftown when I went to get my Driver's License renewed.

Miss Laura M. Towne was a Unitarian, an Abolitionist, and a medical student. | In 1862, at the age of 37, she left her Philadelphia home to travel to the Sea Islands of South Carolina. Her purpose: to do whatever she could to help the newly freed slaves become useful and productive citizens.

On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped explosives containing C-4 on the roof of a house where members of the black liberation social justice organization MOVE lived. Right before, police attacked the house with 10,000 rounds of ammunition in 90 minutes, knowing that children were inside. The house burned for 45 minutes before hoses were turned on.

ca. 1855, [Portrait of Passmore Williamson in Moyamensing Prison, Philadelphia, PA. Abolitionist, imprisoned for assisting runaway slave. Jail door in background.]

Bernice Thompson :The first black female disc jockey in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. WDAS in 1952