Free Library of Philadelphia Awarded Additional Grant for Chronicling Resistance Project

(PHILADELPHIA PA, October 21, 2020)–

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation has secured an additional grant to fund the ambitious Chronicling Resistance project from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage in the amount of $254,000. This project, in partnership with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) is also funded by a recent $600,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation.

The latest grant from the center will specifically support the 2022 exhibition in the Parkway Central Library’s Dietrich Gallery, components of exhibits installations in ten neighborhood libraries, video documentation and digital exhibition experiences, artifact conservation, a portion of the Activist-Curator Fellowship stipends, group facilitation, and more.

“We are grateful to The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and The Mellon Foundation for seeing the value of highlighting and preserving these important moments and individuals in Philadelphia’s history. Their contributions to this project will provide more and better resources for our fellows to tell these stories,” said Mariam Williams, Project Director for Chronicling Resistance.