Arrived…William Still at 200 – October 7, 2021

Rarely out on display, come to see Journal C on display as well as a marathon reading of selected entries.

October 7, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
RSVP info: (registration suggested but not required)

The youngest of eighteen children, William Still was born on October 7, 1821 in Burlington County, New Jersey. He came to Philadelphia in 1844 and began working at the Pennsylvania Abolition Society. Still would go on to lead a life of activism, fighting to abolish slavery and for the civil rights of African Americans. He was a conductor on the Underground Railroad and helped over 1,000 enslaved persons to freedom.

Join us as we celebrate Still’s 200th birthday. For one day only, Still’s Journal C, a major source for his published work “The Underground Railroad,” will be on display. Additionally, Samuel Still, a direct ancestor of the Still family and Chairman of the Dr. James Still Historic Office & Education Center will give a brief history of the Still family and how they came to this area. This will be followed by a marathon reading of selected entries in Journal C. These will be looped throughout the day at HSP and online over Zoom.