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Still Family w/ Antique Roadshow Collector

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The Gist of Freedom

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Join The Gist of Freedom as we welcome World Renowned Former Antique Roadshow Collector Phillip Merrill! 

Mr. Merrill will discuss Commemorate Marcus Garvey's Birthdy, his artifacts related to The Underground Railroad First Family, The Still Family, Henry Highland Garnet and  Dr. Caroline Still. Learn more about Mr. Merrill at


Located at 1901 W. Girard Avenue in North Philadelphia, Berean Institute (formerly Berean Manual and Industrial School) was founded by Dr. Matthew Anderson in 1899. It provided a number of business and vocational courses for blacks when the doors of other institutions were closed to them. Having received its first charter from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1904, Berean Institute has since expanded its curriculum to meet students' changing needs. Its founder, Dr. Andersonserved as the Principal of Berean Institute until his death in 1928. His first wife, Dr. Caroline Still Anderson, served as a teacher and Assistant Principal for over thirty years. Dr. Anderson also founded the Berean Presbyterian Church in June, 1880, serving as its pastor. He also originated the Berean Savings Association.

By Aslaku Berhanu