After months of negotiations, advocates ‘shocked’ to see mural of LGBTQ activist suddenly covered up … story by John McDevitt, KYW News Radio

After months of negotiations, advocates ‘shocked’ to see mural of LGBTQ activist suddenly covered up … story by John McDevitt, KYW News Radio PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After a months-long effort to salvage the 2015 mural of the late Philadelphia Latinx LGBTQ activist Gloria Casarez, community advocates say they were surprised to learn it hadContinue reading “After months of negotiations, advocates ‘shocked’ to see mural of LGBTQ activist suddenly covered up … story by John McDevitt, KYW News Radio”

Mural dedicated to beloved LGBTQ activist in Philadelphia painted over without warning: ‘Really disrespectful’ by Muri Assunção, New York Daily News

Mural dedicated to beloved LGBTQ activist in Philadelphia painted over without warning: ‘Really disrespectful’ by Muri Assunção, New York Daily News Members of the LGBTQ community in Philadelphia are outraged after a mural painted as a tribute to a beloved activist was painted over on Wednesday — without any warnings. Gloria Casarez, Philadelphia’s first directorContinue reading “Mural dedicated to beloved LGBTQ activist in Philadelphia painted over without warning: ‘Really disrespectful’ by Muri Assunção, New York Daily News”

Hey, Mayor Kenney: Here are the buildings that Philadelphians want historically preserved by Caitlin McCabe, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Few places in the nation are as old or historically significant as Philadelphia, the touted birthplace of America. Yet only 2.2 percent of the city’s buildings are historically designated. So Philly Mayor Kenney, here are some suggestions to get you started: SAVE MINTON HOUSE!

“New City Council bill pushes for preservation of Philadelphia’s murals” by Hannah Kanik of PhillyVoice

A new bill aims to preserve murals in Philadelphia through creating a mural database and tracking system. The proposed ordinance would create a database of public artworks and establish protocols for those potentially impacted by construction.

Systemic Racism and Historic Preservation by Faye Anderson, PhillyJazz.us

Systemic Racism and Historic Preservation by Faye Anderson, PhillyJazz.us From the colonial era to the Civil War, Philadelphia was a center of organized resistance to slavery. The city was also home to the largest and wealthiest African American population in the country. Philadelphia’s Black elite included Henry Minton (1811-1883), a caterer and abolitionist whose guestsContinue reading “Systemic Racism and Historic Preservation by Faye Anderson, PhillyJazz.us”