Pennsylvania Historical Association Meeting

Villanova History made an impressive showing at the Pennsylvania Historical Association annual meeting recently concluded at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa. A team from the 2009 public history practicum consisting of Kelly Weber, Dana Kellogg-Repash, and Brian Taylor presented their research in a session, "In Pursuit of Freedom: African American Court and Prison Stories in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia." They took the initiative to organize this session, arranged for Independence National Historical Park historian Coxey Toogood to chair, and impressed a number of historians in the audience with their knowledge and professionalism.

Our favorite part of the presentation was when a member of the audience asked the park historian, "So, what are you going to do with this good work?"

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