A run on Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park, Philadephia....talk about clearing your mind and taking in your surroundings #MyVSFallEdit

A run on Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park, Philadephia....talk about clearing your mind and taking in your surroundings #MyVSFallEdit

1858 – She refused to give up her seat or ride in the “colored” section of a segregated trolley car in Philadelphia (100 years before Rosa Parks) and wrote one her most famous poems, “Bury Me In A Free Land,” when she got very sick while on a lecturing tour. Her short story “The Two Offers” became the first short story to be published by an African American.

1858 – She refused to give up her seat or ride in the “colored” section of a segregated trolley car in Philadelphia (100 years before Rosa Parks) and wrote one her most famous poems, “Bury Me In A Free Land,” when she got very sick while on a lecturing tour. Her short story “The Two Offers” became the first short story to be published by an African American.

Rittenhouse neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S | by David OMalley http://CelebNewsPlus.com

Rittenhouse neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S | by David OMalley http://CelebNewsPlus.com

Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday was born April 7, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Considered one of the best jazz vocalists of all time, Holiday had a thriving career as a jazz singer for many years before she lost her battle with substance abuse. Her autobiography was made into the 1972 film Lady Sings the Blues. In 2000, Billie Holiday was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday was born April 7, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Considered one of the best jazz vocalists of all time, Holiday had a thriving career as a jazz singer for many years before she lost her battle with substance abuse. Her autobiography was made into the 1972 film Lady Sings the Blues. In 2000, Billie Holiday was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Streets of #Philadelphia, PA http://VIPsAccess.com/luxury-hotels-philadelphia.html

Streets of #Philadelphia, PA http://VIPsAccess.com/luxury-hotels-philadelphia.html

Happy National Pretzel Day! Have a Philly soft pretzel. (Photo by J. Varney for GPTMC)

Happy National Pretzel Day: Our Picks For Some Of The Best Gourmet Pretzels In Philadelphia, Plus Free Soft Pretzels Today

Happy National Pretzel Day! Have a Philly soft pretzel. (Photo by J. Varney for GPTMC)

Marian Anderson Born February 27, 1897, in Philadelphia, displayed vocal talent as a child, but her family could not afford to pay for formal training. Members of her church congregation raised funds for her to attend a music school for a year, and in 1955 she became the first African American singer to perform as a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Marian Anderson Born February 27, 1897, in Philadelphia, displayed vocal talent as a child, but her family could not afford to pay for formal training. Members of her church congregation raised funds for her to attend a music school for a year, and in 1955 she became the first African American singer to perform as a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA.

An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA.

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