Blog Post: What is Philanthropy?

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 8/12/2021

“The word “philanthropy” has had different meanings throughout American history, and the changing fortunes of the word reflect various eras’ debates about exercising power through giving. African American women in Philadelphia presented this fireman’s presentation trumpet to white firemen in the Good Will Engine Company around the mid-1800s. What can its inscription tell us about notions of moral responsibility in the 1800s?”

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