Bring your kids!

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Moonstone Arts Center's Hidden History presentation of The Underground Railroad includes more than two dozen varied and wonderful events in October. I'm delighted to participate in a family event by reading from Free! Great Escapes from Slavery on the Underground Railroad.

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The Philadelphia Seaport Museum, which will host Moonstone Art Center's "Stories from the Underground Railroad: A Family Program," is also featuring an exhibit called "Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River," curated by PBS History Detectives host and my UPenn colleague Tukufu Zuberi.

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And, in case you think that the UGRR has nothing to do with our 21st-century post-racial claims and aspirations, please take time with this essay.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates' article, "The Case for Reparations," must become required reading for U.S. citizens. Please read, study, and share it.

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From "The Case for Reparations," in The Atlantic, May 2014

...the crime with which reparations activists charge the country implicates more than just a few towns or corporations. The crime indicts the American people themselves, at every level, and in nearly every configuration. A crime that implicates the entire American people deserves its hearing in the legislative body that represents them.