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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad’s “conductors.” During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick Douglass, in all of her journeys she “never lost a single passenger.”

Tubman was born a slave in Maryland’s Dorchester County around 1820. At age five or six, she began to work as a house servant. Seven years later she was sent to work in the fields. While she was still in her early teens, she suffered an injury that would follow her for the rest of her life.

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Photo: Andrew Thayer. My name is Philly Jesus, And I bring the story of Christ to life to the streets of Philly by portraying the role of Jesus, And sharin' the Gospel with all.

Photo: Andrew Thayer.
My name is Philly Jesus, And I bring the story of Christ to life to the streets of Philly by portraying the role of Jesus, And sharin’ the Gospel with all.

For God’s Sake

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Philadelphia Inquirer staff photographer Tom Gralish won a Pulitzer Prize for feature photographer for his April 7, 1985, photo essay on Philadelphia street people.  This is Walter.

Philadelphia Inquirer staff photographer Tom Gralish won a Pulitzer Prize for feature photographer for his April 7, 1985, photo essay on Philadelphia street people.
This is Walter.

Philadelphia‘s Homeless

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Photo: Collection of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, gift of the family of John D. Shearer.

Photo: Collection of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, gift of the family of John D. Shearer.

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Global warming strikes again, wonder how many Eco-loons are snowed in?

A snowpocalypse has descended on the Northeast US.

Apparently the storm will drop temperatures so much it will freeze skin in 15 mins…even a good freezer can’t do that

Almost 100 million people across the Northeast battened-down-the-hatches as the huge winter storm dubbed Hercules slammed the Northeast with stiff winds and punishing cold temperatures on Thursday, dumping nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of the region and threatening more.

The National Weather Service said 21 inches of snow had fallen in Boxford, just north of Boston, by Thursday night, while other parts of the state had 17 or 18 inches. It added that parts of upstate New York had received 18 inches while New York City was on course to get about 8.

With bone-chilling conditions that could freeze exposed skin in 15 minutes expected in the aftermath of the snowfall, authorities warned people to stay indoors and to only travel when necessary.  Read more »