Summer of Freedom


Welcome to Summer of Freedom, where WURD will take you on a tour that tells a different story—our story—and you’ll see Philadelphia in a totally different light. From the voice of Marian Anderson to the prayers of Richard Allen, from the bravery of the Johnsons, to the story of slavery in Philly, we’ll take you on our journey to freedom. Tune in to 96.1FM, 900AM, and the WURD Radio app, starting July 8, and join Wake Up With WURD’s Solomon Jones, for a summer of freedom you’ll never forget. Summer of Freedom is brought to you by Comcast, Keystone First, PECO, Museum of the American Revolution and Bank of America. Check out our upcoming segments below consisting of four rich audio storytelling packages with voices from the people who preserve and care for historical sites throughout Philadelphia:

  • July 8: Johnson House and Cliveden in Germantown
  • July 22: Mother Bethel AME Church in Society Hill
  • August 5: Marian Anderson Historical Society and Museum in Graduate Hospital
  • August 19: History in Monuments | Citywide



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