Chronicling Resistance Exhibition

22 Sep 2022 - 31 Jan 2023
Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103


Three museum goers are looking at a redlinging map of Philadelphia hung on a bright blue wall. One person takes a picture on their phone.

Wall installation of a redlining map from the J. M. Brewer Survey of Philadelphia, William B. Dietrich Gallery at Parkway Central Library. Photo by Ryan Brandenberg. 

The Free Library presents Chronicling Resistance, an exhibition of artifacts, rare books, archival ephemera, oral histories, and original artwork. A team of eight local activists, cultural organizers, and artists, including Pew Fellow Yolanda Wisher, unearthed the materials from the archives of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries’ (PACSCL).

Chronicling Resistance challenges the systemic erasure of Black, Brown, and LGBTQ+ people from the historical record, elevating their stories and illuminating new ways of enacting resistance.

A satellite exhibition of Chronicling Resistance opens November 14 at the South Philadelphia Library branch.