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The Living History Heritage Project is a unique collaborative project that features trained actors impersonating the unsung heroes of American Black history; people both free and enslaved who came to the United States from Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries and left behind written accounts of their lives. Characters from this history include scholar and former slave Omar Ibn Sayyid; early landowner and businessman Yero Mahmoud; teacher and Civil War soldier Muhammad Ali ibn Sayyid and others.

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Dear PHILO Project Clients, Friends and Supporters,


Effective May 1, 2019 The PHILO Project will be accepting no new applications.

That’s right. PHILO is shutting down.


The past six years have been great! I’ve enjoyed meeting wonderful, generous people in greater Philadelphia’s small nonprofit community; people who are doing many great things to make our region better - and shooting and editing what I consider to be some pretty good videos.

So why am I doing this? READ ON..