“Just the Facts, Ma’am”

Detective Joe Friday, iconic figure in the pioneering TV series Dragnet, exhorted potential witnesses to stick to the facts, sometimes cutting off their ramblings with a curt response like “Just the facts, Ma’am.” As we plunge precipitously down the rabbit hole pundits are labeling the “Post-truth Era,” we all need to be more aware of what actually constitutes a “fact” and appreciate that factual data are essential in any meaningful attempt to affirm our Seven UU Principles and to preserve the audacious experiment in self-governance known as the United States of America.

The Underground Railroad

We continue our observance of Black History Month 2017 with a presentation by author, researcher and photographer Doreen Stratton. Stratton, an African American descendant of a Civil War veteran, will share a history of the Underground Railroad from the perspective of slave captives and fugitives.

Activism, Education and Abolition in the Civil War Era

We kick off Black History Month 2017 at TPUUF with a multigenerational service featuring the Traveling Trunk Exhibit assembled by the African American History Museum in Philadelphia. The exhibit includes material drawn directly from the Museum’s core exhibit, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876, including replica artifacts and documents illustrating the personal, professional and political lives of Philadelphia’s early African American community. No CFD classes. Nursery care will be available.