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Higher Education Scholarship Focus:
Abolitionist journalism, literature and history during the American Colonial and Civil War periods; historical and contemporary mass communication (including  popular culture, mergers and acquisitions); researching and chronicling African-connected genealogy as a lecturer and/or professor at Temple University, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Peirce  College, Cheyney University and the Community College of Philadelphia; published books or major contributions in The Oxford University Press via Harvard University, Houghton-Mifflin Co., Schiffer Publishing, The History Press, Arcadia Publishing,, Senator John Heinz History Center and Pennsylvania Civil War 150 

Current Research & Working Manuscript: 

African-Descended People on the Titanic & Impact on Modern Culture, Ethnicity & Black Liberation  - Introduction & six book chapters completed concerning the black Haitian Joseph Laroche (with genealogy roots to Haiti's revolutionary leader Jean Jacques Dessalines) and his interracial family on the Titanic, as well as Victor Gaitain Andrea Giglio of Italian and Egyptian ancestry who was an administrative assistant of industrialist Benjamin Guggenheim. The book also focuses on the Egyptian translator, Hamad Hassam Bureik, an associate of the affluent American entrepreneur Henry Harper. The manuscript further explores the important backdrop of black culture in America during the early 1900s as it relates to African Americans' reactions to the 1912 sinking of the Titanic considering the roles of the heavyweight champion boxer Jack Johnson, as well as musician-entertainer Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter who composed period lyrics and music about the tragedy that's associated with the black poetic phenomenon "Shine,"  sarcastically recited in black social settings and a precursor of modern rap and hip-hop. The book involves Laroche's well-known novelist cousin, Jacques Roumain, becoming a legendary defender of black Haitian culture in solidarity with such friends and Harlem Renaissance luminaries as writers Zora Neal Hurston and Langston Hughes. Profoundly, the book considers the impact of that catastrophic event on black culture, highlighting how white elitism ignored the tremendous undercurrent of multiculturalism, while promoting classism, racism and other societal ills that still impact us today.

Surviving Racist Fury: My Family Slave Roots to the 18th-Century -  The book will also focus on my  Gullah-Geechee, Sea Island ancestors who included several (formerly enslaved) black Union veterans of the Civil War and Bilali Muhammad (c. 1770-1857), an enslaved West African held on Sapelo Island of Georgia who wrote America's first Islamic legal treatise with roots to West Africa's Muslim traditions and early teachings.  Other Gullah-Geechee ancestors (blacks retaining African religious, dietary and artistic traits to West Africa) range from an enslaved woman named Eve (born in 1790), one of dozens of my maternal ancestors "owned" by the Edwards' family of Spring Island to those held by the Butler family of Georgia's Butler Island who were victims of the "Weeping Time," the largest recorded slave sale in American history. Others had connections to the Middleton family (whose patriarch was Declaration of Independence signer Arthur Middleton) with 19 plantations stretching from Charleston, SC to that state's Beaufort County and beyond. Some likely had blood ties to the former slave Andrew Bryan, founder of the First Baptist Church of Savannah, Ga., who stuck to his freedom-fighting principles, despite being gruesomely tortured and beaten; his close associate, the Rev. George Liele, traveled to Jamaica, whose teachings later influencing Pan-African leader Marcus Garvey.  Bryan's church, the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga. is known as the "Oldest Continuous African American Baptist Church in North America. I am also investigating links to DNA cousins with historic figures in their family trees, including the civil rights' icon, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Sally Hemings, who was enslaved and had at least one child with President Thomas Jefferson and Elijah Muhammad, founder of the Nation of Islam. The book will synthesize my thoughts about the impact of my ancestors' experiences (that included forced relationships and rape, family separations and lynching) on me as a modern African American and the need for blacks in America to become broader Pan-African thinkers and activists concerning religion, politics, global patriotism, reparations and connecting to their African origins.

Professorial Endeavors:

Community College of Philadelphia – Assistant Professor, Instructor, Visiting Lecturer - Teach research writing, mass communication, as well as English composition, including advanced literature, based on work of contemporary/classical writers, journalists and social theorists with an emphasis on historical events. Also, teach remedial and research-writing courses focusing on journalistic and Internet-research techniques. Students also researched, wrote and edited (online and conventional) class publications, Flash*Point and Media Perspectives. Teaching distance-education courses via Canvas Learning Management Platform. (September 1993 to Present)

The Community College of Philadelphia Activities: 

-  Board member of the Teaching Center 
-  Co-edited English Department technology plan
-  English Department Hiring Committee Member
-  Advisor to the student newspaper, The Vanguard
-  Participated in NEH program to infuse English courses with black studies' topics
-  Organized mass communication seminars that included award-winning journalists
-  Training in Canvas academic platform for conventional, hybrid and online courses
-  Featured in cable broadcast interview conducted by the Vice President of Academic 
   Affairs about black Civil War soldiers and associated abolitionist writers, activists

Teaching & Administering at Other Higher Education Institutions: 

Peirce College – Adjunct Professor – Teach advanced literature and business communication courses at this four-year business institution of higher learning. (September 1999 to 2005)

Temple University – Adjunct Professor – Teach first-year English course to mass communication majors emphasizing the theme, "courage in journalism," with guest lecturer David Zucchino, the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist of The Philadelphia Inquirer. (Fall 2000)

Cheyney University -- Adjunct Professor -- Taught English 101, mass communication and advanced news reporting courses. (September 1993 to May 1995)
University of Pennsylvania (School of Engineering and Applied Science) -- Assistant to the Dean -- In charge of governmental-clearance correspondence and related matters, graduate-school applications, as well as records' preservation and coordination, special events and various recruitment publications pertaining to undergraduate engineering students. (Summer 1986 to Spring 1988)

Selected Courses Taught:

- Research Writing (English 102 with a focus on the Colonial-era to the Civil War)
- Mass Communication and Society (English 107)
- Business Communication (English 112)
- History of Popular Music and Literature (Humanities 118)
- News Editing (220)
- Advanced News Editing (221)
- Advanced News Writing (311)
- Advanced Feature Writing (312)
- Reading Across Disciplines (English 108 with a focus on the history of mass media, breaking news, science, medicine and technology)
- Composition (English 101 with a focus on social movements and war reporting/media coverage)
- African-American Literature 250 (pre-Colonial through the Civil War) 
- African-American Literature 251 (Civil War through the Harlem Renaissance)

Sponsored and hosted college symposiums and lectures featuring: 

-  Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Acel Moore of The Philadelphia Inquirer (discussed news careers and relevance during class trip);

Class trip to observe editorial board deliberations at The Philadelphia Inquirer hosted by staff writer Sally Downey; 

-  Class trip to CBS 3 Eyewitness News studio in Philadelphia during live broadcasts featuring anchor Pat Ciarrocchi;

-  Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist David Zucchino of The Philadelphia Inquirer for series on South African apartheid

-  Jonathan Storm (Philadelphia Inquirer television columnist); 

-  Overseas Press Club's winner, journalist-author Mark Bowden (author of Black Hawk Down);

 Philadelphia TV-10's Chief Meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz (Philadelphia Broadcast Hall of Fame); 

-  Emmy winning anchor-reporter Monique Braxton of NBC-10 featuring televised segment, and  

 15-time Emmy Award-winner anchor Jim Donovan of CBS 3 Eyewitness News

My Selected Speaking and Broadcast Appearances:

-  Featured commentator in PBS television production, 

The Montiers: An American Story - WHYY

, 2019 & 2020

Featured 2019 interview with The Strategy Bridge Podcast,  Camp William Penn & U.S. Colored Troops

Featured 2019 interview with PCN-TV, The African American Experience,  Camp William Penn & the African-American Soldier

Featured 2016 interview with Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) Pa. Books, Camp William Penn & the Civil War

-  Community College of Philadelphia televised interview on channel 53's 

Dialogues: Donald Scott - YouTube

 about Camp William Penn's black 
       warriors (2011-2012) 

-  Co-panelist with Dr. Liliane Weissberg of the University of Pennsylvania in the Edgar Allan Poe (2015) symposium, 'RACE, POE AND PHILADELPHIA

-  Keynote speaker for the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies (2014) about the African characteristics of black Civil War soldiers

-  Keynote speaker for the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) statewide (2012) television program concerning Camp William Penn's black Civil War 
       soldiers at the National Archives in Philadelphia

-  Keynote speaker at National Freedom Day Ceremonies at First District Plaza (2008), Philadelphia, Pa. for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

A full list of engagements is below.

Columnist/Editor/Staff Writer

MediaNews Group - (Digital First Media Co.) - Columnist - Write about historical places and people for this Southeastern Pennsylvania newspaper chain. (December 1995 to February 2020)

Delaware County Daily Times - Business Editor/Reporter and Columnist - Primary editor overseeing production of daily business sections and special projects. Wrote major business/science articles (specializing in biotechnology, defense, retail and the "information superhighway"). Wrote weekly opinion columns. (September 1994 to September 1995) 

West Chester Daily Local News - Business Editor/Reporter and Columnist - Primary editor overseeing production of daily business sections and special projects. Wrote major business/science articles (specializing in biotechnology, retail and telecommunications). Wrote weekly race-matter opinion columns. (April 1991 to September 1994)

University of Delaware Alumni Magazine - Associate Editor - Planned story budget; researched, wrote, edited and proofread features; assisted with layout; proofed galleys; supervised staff; researched, wrote and edited president's annual report; wrote press releases and contacted media. (Magazine folded) (September 1990 to April 1991)

Delaware County Daily Times - Reporter - Business and features (temporary). (June to September 1990)

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Neighbors, Montgomery County Bureau) - Reporter/Correspondent - General assignment, business, medical and features. (August 1988 to September 1989) 

Enhance Magazine (Florida) - Contributing Editor - Economics, business, crime and sports. (September 1980 to January 1982) 

The Miami News - Staff Reporter - Government, business, features, outdoor sports and general assignment news on deadline for Miami Beach edition. Assigned, edited and wrote stories; layout. (Staff layoffs -- Newspaper folded) (January 1980 to December 1982)

The Fort Lauderdale News & Sun Sentinel - Staff Reporter - Government, business, features and general assignment news on deadline. (January 1979 to January 1980)


Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism -- New York City

* Master of Science: Journalism, May 1990

* Majors: Science and Business Writing

* Honor's Course: Advanced Opinion Writing

* Broadcast Sequence: Television and Radio

* Graduate Workshop: Advanced Magazine Writing

• Winner of the prestigious Nate Haseltine Science Writing Fellowship  at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with primary advisor, Osborn Elliott, editor of Newsweek magazine and chosen for honor's course (Advance Opinion Writing) by professor and film critic Judith Crist of NBC's Today Show

Access: Award Announced

Newsweek legend Osborn Elliott

Cheyney University, Cheyney, Pennsylvania

* Bachelor of Arts: English, December 1977

* Minor: Journalism

* Activities: News Director, WCSR; Editor, The Record

INTERNSHIPS -- The Philadelphia Bulletin, reporter; WPVI-TV Action News (Philadelphia ABC affiliate), production assistant

Lincoln University (1972-1973) - Transferred to Cheyney University

Columnist Scott with wife Billie and President Carter

            Several genealogy-related stories include:




Book Highlights:

• Schiffer Publishing Author - Researched and wrote 384-page book, Camp William Penn: 1863-1865, with 130 images about the first and largest federal facility to train almost 11,000 Northern-based black soldiers during the Civil War. (Publication date, December, 2012)

Honorable mention of book in The New York Times (Feb. 2013)Column_by_Eve_Kahn
Senator John Heinz History Center - Contributing-Author - The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African American Experience - Wrote book chapter concerning the almost 11,000 black troops at Camp William Penn, the federal facility where the largest amount of African-American soldiers were trained outside of Philadelphia, Pa. during the Civil War. The book consists of "essays from eight scholars of civil rights, emigration, abolitionism, armed resistance, service in the war, etc.," including Samuel Black, editor of the publication and Director of African American Programs and Curator, Senator John Heinz History Center.  (Publication date, November, 2013)

African-American National Biography Book and Online Project (Harvard University-Oxford University Press) – Wrote five biographies for this landmark online (Oxford African American Studies Center) and book project (edited by professors Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Higginbotham) about New York Times editorial board member and columnist, Brent Staples; Wesley A. Brown (the first black graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and my father-in-law); the first black Philadelphia city councilwoman, Dr. Ethel Allen; 19th-Century civil rights’ leader Octavius Catto; 19th-Century theologian and activist, Rev. John Gloucester. (Published 2008-2013)


Donald Scott

Published in print:
15 March 2013
Published online:
31 May 2013

journalist and-author, was born in the shipyard town of Chester, Pennsylvania, to Melvin Staples, a factory worker and truck driver, and Geneva (Patterson) Staples. He was one of nine surviving children who grew up in the working-class industrial town about twenty miles south of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the 1950s and 1960s when street gangs were on the rise and illegal drug use began to soar. Those circumstances were partially caused by manufacturing plants' slamming doors shut under stringent post–World War II economic conditions, as Staples desc ... Show More


Published in print:
15 March 2013
Published online:
31 May 2013

educator, activist, and baseball pioneer, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, to Sara Isabella Cain, a woman from a prosperous mixed-race family, and William T. Catto, a Presbyterian minister. When Catto was about five years old, his father relocated the family to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after being “called” to the city by the Presbytery and after some time to the ministry of the First African Presbyterian Church, a historic black church formed by the Reverend John Gloucester, a former slave, in 1807.

As a youngster Catto attended a number of Philad ... Show More


Donald Scott

Published in print:
15 March 2013
Published online:
31 May 2013

founder of African American Presbyterianism and abolitionist, born a slave in Kentucky, was a “body servant” called “Jack” and purchased as a young man by the Tennessee Presbyterian minister Gideon Blackburn. Gloucester's parentage is unclear because of his early enslavement; although in 1806, while a member of the New Providence Presbyterian Church of Maryville, Tennessee, he was bought by Blackburn from an undisclosed owner. His intelligence and comprehension of theological principles motivated Blackburn, an evangelical preacher and abolitionist, to unsuccessfu ... Show More


Donald Scott

Published in print:
15 March 2013
Published online:
31 May 2013

the first African American U.S. Naval Academy graduate, was born John-Wesley Anthony Brown in Baltimore, Maryland, to William Brown, a truck driver, and Rosetta Shepherd, a seamstress. He was named after-John Wesley, the eighteenth-century founder of-Methodism from which the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) denomination was established. Owing to his parents’ demanding work schedules, Brown was raised in large part by his maternal grandmother, Katie Shepherd, sometimes called “Mother Shepherd,” a fierce disciplinarian with whom Brown and his parents liv ... Show More


Donald Scott

Published in print:
15 March 2013
Published online:
31 May 2013

physician and politician, was one of three children born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Sidney S. Allen Sr., a Georgia native, Democratic committeeperson, and tailor with a seventh-grade education whose dream of becoming a doctor was realized by his daughter. Ethel's mother, the former Effie Jean Goodall, was a Democratic committeeperson born in Maryland who operated a tailoring business with her husband for many years. Ethel Allen became fascinated by medicine and the mysteries of life and death as a child while living in North Philadelphia, and she began t ... Show More

The Rev. John Gloucester:
Founder of African American Presbyterianism

• The History Press - Author - Researched and wrote 144-page book, Remembering Cheltenham Township, with 63 images regarding its (Pennsylvania) history starting during the early 1680s, focusing on such topics as the "original people" or the Lenape Native Americans, early European Quakers, the slave-holding township co-founder Tobias Leech and other historical residents, including the women's and black rights' advocate Lucretia Mott; the financier of the Civil War, Jay Cooke; student and future aviator Amelia Earhart; baseball hall-of-famer Reggie Jackson; Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and educator-entertainer Bill Cosby. (Published 2009)

Arcadia Publishing - Author - Researched and wrote 127-page book, Camp William Penn, with almost 200 images about the Civil War training center for black soldiers.  The facility, located just northwest of Philadelphia, attracted as speakers, etc., such abolitionists as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, William Lloyd Garrison and John Greenleaf Whittier. (Published May 2008)


The Jim Crow Encyclopedia (Grambling University-Houghton Mifflin) -- Wrote several comprehensive sections regarding the great migrations of blacks from the South, racism and segregation in South Carolina and police brutality for this Greenwood Press imprint, edited by Grambling University professors Nikki L.M. Brown and Barry M. Stentiford.  (Published September 2008)

 Commentary and Features: - Features Writer focusing on black family genealogy in South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and PennsylvaniaWrote major features concerning DNA roots of several family lines, including in South Carolina and Georgia. Articles include Rare Portraits Reflect Black Family's Legacy,  Camp Spirituals Expose Slave Ancestors' Past  and  Tracing Legacy of a Black Civil War Soldier (August 2004 to Present)
Hiram & Elizabeth Montier: Circa 1841 
Portraits by Franklin R. Street
(Courtesy of Patricia and William Pickens III)

Times Chronicle Newspapers (Digital First Media Co.) - History Columnist - Write about historical places and people for this Southeastern Pennsylvania newspaper chain. (December 1996 to February 2020)


Photo by Don Scott  'Stories, Poetry & Essays with an African-American Flavor' - Wrote feature story about my deceased friend, Wayne, and his life as a fellow black male living and dying tragically in North Philadelphia. See the 2005 story at:   LIFE'S GREAT SAFARI.
Wharton Magazine (University of Pennsylvania) - Features Writer - Wrote profiles about America's greatest corporate and/or academic leaders, including Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, U.S. Ambassador Lloyd C. Griscom, President F.D. Roosevelt's Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins, Johns-Manville Chairman Leslie M. Cassidy, Sun Oil Chairman Robert G. Dunlop, Johnson & Johnson Chairman Philip B. Hofmann and others. (September 2006 to January 2007)

Chief Justice Brennan


Major features written for The Philadelphia Inquirer magazine, The Philadelphia Tribune, The Miami Courier and such national magazines as American Visions, Everton's Family HistoryBlack Collegian, as well as America's Civil War that featured a story about black Civil War troops and abolitionists Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and William Still

Access:  Camp_William_Penn:_Training_Ground_for_Freedom and Tragedy of Local Families on the Titanic

Please access the above (right) link to read the Titanic story.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Op-Editorial Commentary): How black was Jesus Christ?  Article concerning the multi-ethnicity of Jesus Christ and the irony of biblical-justified slavery, as well as the triumphs of African Americans. (April 6, 1996)

Contributing Writer:

PA Civil War (Pennsylvania Heritage Society and Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission) - Wrote major features concerning the life of Civil War Medal of Honor winner Sgt. Alexander Kelly of the 6th United States Colored Troops (USCT) and Camp William Penn, the first and largest federal facility to train such black Northern-based soldiers during the Civil War. (2011-2012)

Camp William Penn's black soldiers on parade during the Civil War at the facility outside of Philadelphia


Temple University Libraries (Charles L.  Blockson Afro-American Collection): Article regarding the legacies of Camp William Penn warriors and the involvement of William Still, the "father of the Underground Railroad," at that first and largest federal facility to train Northern-based black soldiers during the Civil War. (Published Spring, 2012)

Access:     William Still and Camp William Penn warriors' legacies

Ancestors Magazine (National Archives of England) - Wrote major feature story concerning U.S. black anti-slavery abolitionists and others who migrated to Great Britain during the 1800s. (Published October 2006)

Access: On the TransAtlantic Freedom Trail (Issue 50)

Everton's Family History Magazine - Nation's top genealogy magazine featured my story about the Widener family's tragic experience regarding the sinking of the Titanic. (Published May/June 2004)

The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation - Contributing writer for the massive online (CultureFiles) project detailing cultural and historic sites in Southeastern Pennsylvania with a focus on Philadelphia.  Entries included: Bushfire Theatre of Performing Arts, Paul Robeson House, Fort Mifflin, The Johnson House, Marian Anderson Historical Residence Museum, Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME Church, Pennypacker Mills, and Pennsylvania Hospital.  (Spring 2005)

Black Collegian magazine (national distribution) – Wrote major feature about job-seeking advice for college graduates with high-technology degrees. (October 1997)

American Visions magazine (national distribution) – Wrote major feature about African-American migration and tourism. (February-March 2000)

The Pennsylvania Gazette – (Founded by Benjamin Franklin) Wrote major feature about Joe Watkins, a University of Pennsylvania graduate who became a key member of President George Bush Sr.’s team in The White House. (May 1992)



Pennsylvania Humanities Council – Commonwealth Speaker – Researched, wrote and lectured about abolitionist writers and the African traits of Pennsylvania colonial blacks (January 2002 through December 2004); lectures and book-signing engagements regarding Camp William Penn and the United States Colored Troops from May 2008 to present 

Presented at such locales as: 

- Independence Mall National Historic Visitor’s Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

- National Archives, Philadelphia, Pa.

- U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, Pa.

- National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, Pa.

- Molefi Kete Asante Institute of Afrocentric Studies 

- U.S. Department of Labor, Philadelphia, Pa.

- Union League of Philadelphia
- Temple University:  Underground Railroad and Black History Conference, Philadelphia, Pa.

- Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia)

- Keynote speaker at National Freedom Day Ceremonies at First District Plaza, Philadelphia, Pa.  

- Grand Army of the Republic, Frankford (Philadelphia, Pa.) 

- Atwater Kent Museum, Philadelphia, Pa.

- Daniel Boone Homestead, Berks County, Pa.

- Stenton House, Philadelphia, Pa. 

- Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Pa.

- Reading Museum, Reading, Pa.

- Delaware County Community College, Delaware County, Pa.

- United States Colored Troops Symposium, Harrisburg, Pa.

- 3rd Regiment United States Colored Troops Annual Dinner, Philadelphia, Pa.

- Cheltenham Township Centennial Celebration, Cheltenham, Pa.

- Hope Lodge Historic Site, Whitemarsh, Pa.

- Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, Pa.

- Barnes & Noble Book Stores:  Philadelphia-Center City, Jenkintown, King of Prussia

- Old York Road Genealogy Society

Camp William Penn Film Interviews & Presentations:

Shamelle Jordan (Louis Massiah Studio) Summer 2008

Citizens for the Restoration of Historic LaMott (CROHL) Summer 2008

 Community College of Philadelphia televised interview on channel 53's Dialogues with the Vice President of Academic Affairs (2011-2012) 

 National Archives televised lecture via the state-wide Pennsylvania Cable Network (PNC) (2011-2012)

Don Scott (center) with the 3rd Regt USCT and broadcast journalist Tracey Matisak at the National Archives, Philadelphia

The televised presentation can be accessed at:  'Saluting Camp William Penn'

PAST AND PRESENT AFFILIATIONS:  Organization of American Historians, National Association of Black Journalists, Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (Membership Chair), National Association for the Advancement Colored People (NAACP-Cheltenham Branch Board), Abraham Lincoln Foundation Board of the Union League of Philadelphia, Citizens for the Restoration of Historic LaMott (CROHL Board), Hope Lodge Historic Site Board, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Library Company of Philadelphia, Montgomery County Historical Society, Old York Road Historical Society, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

Selected Published Articles:

Digital First Media History Columns 

Access to some of the most recent 2020 columns and earlier:  

  • By Don Scott
  • Updated Jun 13, 2018

When the great anti-lynching giant Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, who’d help to start in 1909 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored…

  • By Don Scott
  • May 25, 2018

My great uncle, Henry Sibert, was just 21 years old when he was drafted into World War I in 1917 while living in Cedar Springs, Abbeville Coun…

  • By Don Scott
  • May 11, 2018

As the first powerful icon to be convicted of sexual assault during this explosive Me Too era, Bill Cosby’s downfall really hurts me as a blac…

  • By Don Scott
  • Mar 30, 2018

The greatest wonders of pursuing family history and our ancestors’ lives are the twists and turns while really learning about who we are as mo…

  • Mar 2, 2018

If you’re interested in a homegrown story with far-reaching historical, social and racial implications, or just want a reprieve from news that…

  • By Don Scott
  • Jan 19, 2018

The wintry weather lately takes me back to a story of amazing adventure, a reminder that tenacity and courage, despite adversity, can lead to …

  • By Don Scott
  • Feb 16, 2018

The most enduring theme of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super-Bowl-winning season and hyper-zealous jamboree on the Parkway leading to the so-call…

A PLACE IN HISTORY: Researching family slave history in the Low Country of SouthCarolina

  • By Don Scott
  • Jan 5, 2018

As my 737 Boeing jet swooshed in toward the Charleston International Airport to my maternal ancestors’ Low Country homeland on Christmas morni…

A PLACE IN HISTORY: Classmate’s efforts paved way for Thurgood Marshall’s success

  • By Don Scott
  • Oct 27, 2017

As a spirited African-American college student destined to become one of the greatest legal trailblazers in American history, U.S. Supreme Cou…

  • Oct 13, 2017

I couldn’t help but think of the great African-American scholar W.E.B. DuBois, who traveled to Philadelphia during the late 1890s to conduct a…

  • Sep 29, 2017

The other day when I whirled into Dunkin’ Donuts at the intersection of Church and Township Line roads in Elkins Park and ogled at rows of tho…

  • By Don Scott
  • Sep 15, 2017

With the recent anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that occurred in 2001 on my birthday, you can bet that cake, candles, gifts and …

  • Sep 1, 2017

It’s tragically ironic that a statue depicting the pro-slavery Confederate traitor Gen. Robert E. Lee was showcased until recently at Duke Uni…

  • Aug 18, 2017

It was a dreamlike “dazzling” day in late October 1962 of bluish skies embracing a blissfully golden sun when I was a grade student at the Jam…

  • Aug 4, 2017

The inspiring life of a black U.S. Civil War-era physician, Dr. Charles Burleigh Purvis (1842-1929), with very deep local roots to the anti-sl…

  • Jul 21, 2017

Although there are still fierce debates about whether African Americans should observe patriotic holidays like July Fourth and upcoming Labor …

  • Jul 13, 2017

Recalling long-gone summer days of frolicking as a kid where the old Breyer’s estate stood in Cheltenham as a Boy Scout or singing upbeat tune…

  • By Don Scott
  • Jun 23, 2017

The horrifying June 14 shootings in Alexandria, Va., by a crazed gunman that left GOP House Whip Steve Scalise critically injured as he practi…

  • By Don Scott
  • Jun 9, 2017

As I delighted in the Oakland, Calif.-based Golden State Warriors with deep Philly roots and showcasing basketball superstars Kevin Durant and…

  • May 26, 2017

Among the thousands of people who perished during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 in Philadelphia that too often exposed the wicked racism i…

  • By Don Scott
  • May 12, 2017

When the ex-slave and greatest anti-slavery abolitionist of the 19th-century, Frederick Douglass, spoke in Philadelphia and then Cheltenham ab…

James Forten, black 'Founding Father'
  • By Don Scott
  • Apr 30, 2017

With the opening in downtown Philly of the new Museum of the American Revolution that focuses on the 18th century struggle between British and…

  • By Don Scott
  • Apr 14, 2017

I delighted in each and every note as the classical singers Tessika McClendon and Christopher Kenney shepherded the rapt audience at St. Paul’…

  • By Don Scott
  • Mar 31, 2017

Just after President Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1861 and his edgy wife Mary Todd returned to The White House in Washington from an exorbit…

  • By Don Scott
  • Mar 17, 2017

Although the celebrated pilot Amelia Earhart attended in 1917 the prestigious Ogontz School for young women that was initially on the former C…

  • Mar 3, 2017

Giving me great sustenance these days in the face of a national administration hell-bent on “deconstructing” progressive accomplishments are h…

  • By Don Scott
  • Feb 17, 2017

I very recently couldn’t help but think of my spirited young grandson, Kingston, whose middle name, Kofi, is similar to the Colonial-era’s bla…

  • By Don Scott
  • Feb 3, 2017

Although the trailblazing African-American scholar, activist, Civil War soldier and inventor Robert Bridges Forten (1813-1864) designed and co…

  • By Don Scott
  • Jan 20, 2017

Something momentous was about to happen, I thought, as I very recently studied the anguished faces of emergency room workers at a major hospit…

  • By Don Scott
  • Jan 6, 2017

With colder weather expected and the 2017 new year kicking in just after the holy season, local bars and taverns certainly have been hosting f…

Digital First Media History Columns - 2016


A PLACE IN HISTORY: Cyrus Chestnut puts on joyous, profound performance
The heart-thumping rhythms and saucy-sweet melodies of the phenomenal jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut with his very tight squad of musicians dressed in radiant African garb lifted the audience well above the atmosphere s thinning ozone layer at Montgomer...
 4.4K - Feb. 28, 2016; scored 1000.0

A PLACE IN HISTORY: Lucrecia Mott would have applauded sight of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton together at DNC
Although she died 136 years ago in 1880 at age 87 with mostly family around her bed at their Roadside farmhouse in nearby Cheltenham, Lucretia Mott the greatest women s rights advocate in American history and an extraordinary anti-slavery abolit...
 4.9K - Aug. 5, 2016; scored 1000.0

A PLACE IN HISTORY: Visit to Virginia prompts thoughts of ancestors
I couldn t help but beam and clap my hands with my wife, Billie, and her sister, Carol, while rejoicing and singing among the rest of the congregation in an itty-bitty church way back in Virginia s Tidewater area of Gloucester County much as it had b...
 5.9K - Jul. 22, 2016; scored 1000.0

Ex-slave Rev. John Henry Alston

A PLACE IN HISTORY: Benjamin Gilbert's epic story of capture has local ties
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 8.4K - Jul. 7, 2016; scored 1000.0

A PLACE IN HISTORY: Former Philly Mayor the Rev. Goode inspires congregants at Bethlehem Baptist
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 5.2K - Jun. 23, 2016; scored 1000.0

A PLACE IN HISTORY: 'Roots' reproduction coincides with search for ancestors
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 7.5K - Jun. 6, 2016; scored 1000.0

A PLACE IN HISTORY: Trump's behavior a far cry from Lincoln s example
When President-elect Abraham Lincoln s inaugural train cruised into Philadelphia s Kensington Station at about 3:45 p.m. on a very chilly Thursday more than 150 years ago on Feb. 21, 1861, he had matured from being earlier indifferent and noncommitta...
 6.2K - May. 19, 2016; scored 1000.0

A PLACE IN HISTORY: Masterful acting performance brings jazz master to life
I reveled in the mesmerizing performance of actor Don Cheadle starring in the evocative new film Miles Ahead that very cleverly probes the super-cool, yet wide-ranging genius and frenetic life of the jazz impresario and trumpet player Miles Davis....
 6.0K - May. 9, 2016; scored 1000.0

A PLACE IN HISTORY: Philly's apology on target, although mighty late
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 6.1K - Apr. 21, 2016; scored 1000.0

A PLACE IN HISTORY: Current presidential primary campaign may be reflective of politics of yesteryear
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 6.3K - Apr. 14, 2016; scored 1000.0

A PLACE IN HISTORY: Angling for trout season with thoughts of the ones that didn t get away for others
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 4.5K - Mar. 27, 2016; scored 1000.0

A PLACE IN HISTORY: Mary Carver Knight had 'gift' for conveying Quaker concepts
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 6.0K - Mar. 10, 2016; scored 1000.0

A PLACE IN HISTORY: Mutter Museum offers unique look back at medical history
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 6.3K - Aug. 19, 2016; scored 1000.0

Digital First Media History Columns -- 2016 and Before:

Author at ancestral plantation on Spring Island, SC
Union Civil-War ancestor Priv. John Fripp (or Collins Mitchell), born a slave and buried on Spring Island



-    Sliney a standout in 'Flight 93' - May 17, 2006

-    [Black] Reburial ceremonies hit close to home - September 24, 2003

-    'Chief' Bender one of A's best - September 10, 2003

-    Connie Mack laid to rest in local cemetery - August 27, 2003

-    Those cats can be slick - August 13, 2003

-    Diary offers insight into many [Civil War] events - July 30, 2003

-    [Frederick] Douglass' words misused [by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas]  - 
     July 2, 2003

-    Demolished mansion remembered - June 4, 2003

-    Williams highly skilled on diamond, in fighter jet - May 21, 2003

-    A fish tale to remember - March 12, 2003

-    MLK's words still searching for acceptance - January 15, 2003

-    Joe Frazier helped define Ali - January 2, 2002

-    How a [1700s] career choice helped the region - October 23, 2002

-    Lectures focus on life in early U.S. for blacks - January 30, 2002

-    Train crashes prevalent in early 1900s - November 21, 2001

-    Pickens 3rd impresses at NAACP event - November 7, 2001

-    Sister Sledge song getting renewed interest - October 24, 2001

-    Netanyahu's legacy, words may provide insight today - October 10, 2001

-    Humanity must unite to avoid another Sept. 11 - September 26, 2001

-    Blue Angels continue to amaze with flying stunts - September 12, 2001

-    Talking abolition in Pennsylvania - July 18, 2001

-    Remember those locals lost in war on July 4 - July 5, 2001

-    Iverson's toughness harkens back to sick friend - June 6, 2001

-    Tamamend had an open heart - May 23, 2001

-    [Rev. Dr. Leon] Sullivan practiced what he preached - May 9, 2001

-    [Jewish] Revolution financier is often overlooked - April 11, 2001

-    1980s diary describes man's job - March 28, 2001

-    Memories, Aunt Mary are both survivors - March 14, 2001

-    Black history program spurs pride - February 28, 2001

-    Artist's work represented the spirit of a regiment - February 14, 2001

-    Star musician was a Willow Grove Park regular - January 31, 2001

-    Wyncote man felt soul force firsthand - January 17, 2001

-    Whittier's words carry a message of truth - December 20, 2000

-    Daniel Boone's family has local roots - December 6, 2000

-    Independent woman had unwavering faith in God - August 2, 2000

-    Part of once elusive family history found close to home - July 19, 2000

-    Science may shed light on African ancestry - June 7, 2000

-    Centuries of history to be packed into lecture - May 10, 2000

-    Book reveals secrets of the [Underground Railroad] fight against slavery - March 1, 2000

-    Local author's book chronicles 6th Infantry's trials, triumphs - January 5, 2000

-    Christmas spirit kept an eye on Gen. Washington - December 22, 1999

-    Mott a link to equal rights, Thanksgiving - November 24, 1999

-    Region rich in haunting history - October 27, 1999

-    Battle to get Tubman a medal wages on - September 15, 1999

-    'Financier of the Civil War' contributed to market crash - August 18, 1999

-    Reminisces of slaves' freedom flights - August 4, 1999

-    Finding family history quickly - June 9, 1999

-    Freedom is not free [says D-Day war hero] - May 26, 1999

-    Telling family stories ['of her ancestor' Civil War Commander 'Louis Wagner'] - May 12,

-    Family seeks lost cemetery - April 14, 1999
-    Research sheds light on [Hope Lodge] estates' workers   - January 7, 1998

-    Local black troops were heroes of Civil War  - August 6, 1997

-    Fascinating discovery in basement of local school - April 2, 1997

-    Antique books prized by collectors - January 22, 1997

-    Triplett's Christmas wishes for La Mott - December 26, 1996


Access Don Scott articles: WHARTON LEGENDS

Pg. 3  RAYMOND PACE ALEXANDER…W’20 Pioneering Lawyer, Judge, and Civil Rights Leader

Pg. 10 WILLIAM J. BRENNAN JR.…W’28, HON’57 Architect of U.S. Protections for Individual Rights

Pg. 21 BERNARD F. GIMBEL…W’1907 Retail Innovator and Legendary Competitor

Pg. 25 SOLOMON S. HUEBNER…PROFESSOR The Father of Insurance Education

Pg. 37 ALFRED C. LIGGINS III…WG’95 Radio One’s Number One

Pg. 43 HOWARD E. MITCHELL…PROFESSOR Towards a More Humane Model of Business

Pg. 46 SCOTT NEARING…PROFESSOR A Radical Who Laid the Groundwork for the Tenure System

Pg. 50 FRANCES PERKINS…ATTENDED 1918–1919 The Force Behind the Social Security Act

Pg. 68 WILLIAM J. TRENT JR.…WG’32 Architect of the United Negro College Fund

Pg. 71 GEORGE A. WEISS…W’65 A Promise to Keep for Struggling Students

Everton's Family History Magazine:

   Titanic Tragedy Shows Family's Heart & Soul - May/June 2004

American Visions Magazine:

-     Rediscovering Our Past, Down South and Up North  - February/March 2000
Daring escape of Henry 'Box' Brown

The Philadelphia Tribune:

Frederick Douglass spoke to local black soldiers.

-    Discouraging words from white officer upset Frederick Douglass - February 9, 1999

-    New technology enhances real estate business -  May 25, 1999

-    Realtor used his will to succeed - May 25, 1999

-    First impressions important when buying your first home - May 25, 1999

-    Couple offers advice to consumers on best tactics to invest in real estate, home repair
      - May 25, 1999

-    Save extra cash by making house energy efficient -  May 25, 1999

-    Closing time - when that house becomes your home - May 25, 1999 

-    Housing organization aids underprivileged - May 25, 1999

-    Check, correct credit before seeking mortgage - May 25, 1999

-    New options make college less expensive  - September 18, 1999

-    Firms stake Black presence on Web - September 18, 1999

-    Retirement requires more than a pension - September 18, 1999

-    Take advantage of 401(k) opportunities - September 18, 1999

-    A little risk can pay off - September 18, 1999

-     Preparing your child for effective budgeting - September 18, 1999

-    Tips to keep audits as painless as possible - September 18, 1999

-    New options make college less expensive - September 28, 1999

-    Firms stake Black presence on Web - September 28, 1999

-    Retirement requires more than a pension - September 28, 1999

-    Take advantage of 401(k) opportunities - September 28, 1999

-    A little risk can pay off - September 28, 1999

-    Preparing your child for effective budgeting - September 28, 1999

-    Tips to keep audits as painless as possible - September 28, 1999

-    Heavy debt can hamper chances for new house - September 28, 1999

-    Central Gospel Choir Issue Is Deeper Than It Looks [opinion column] - February 12, 1991

The Black Collegian Magazine Online:

-    The Technical Edge: Managers offer advice on getting high-tech jobs - January 1998

The Delaware County Times:

-    Time Warner, NABJ must rise (Business Editor) - August 13, 1995

-    Wanamaker blues - Historic chain will disappear, including Springfield store - June 23, 1995

-    Health boss is ready (Crozer-Keystone Health System) - February 3, 1995

-    Time to fight and affirm rights - July 23, 1995

-    Fiery crash - 3 hurt - Plane crashes on Blue Route in Radnor; workers rescue victims - 
     October 15, 1990

-    Blue Route workers pull victims to safety - October 15, 1990

-    'Woman of the Year' - Cheyney professor honored for African economics work - July 12,

  Inside QVC studios

The Daily Local News (Chester County, Pennsylvania):

-    Preacher pushed dream to reality [opinion columnist] - August 29, 1994

-    Granny inspired a family [opinion columnist] - August 8, 1994

-    QVC board considers stock buyback - August 4, 1994

-    Out of Africa - Past, future collide, even in the county [opinion columnist] - July 25, 1994

-    Gray mocks his own heritage by bolstering evil Clinton plan - July 18, 1994

-    CBS opens way for new QVC bidder - July 14, 1994

-    Why not see God as a scientist [opinion columnist] - July 11, 1994

-    Analysts hail proposed merger of QVC, CBS - July 1, 1994

-    Documentary will challenge failed U.S. drug war policies [opinion columnist] - June 13, 1994

-    Biotechnology firms advance treatments - May 31, 1994

-    NAFTA and favored status for China bring more openings [opinion columnist] - May 29, 

-    TV depicts blacks in degrading roles [opinion columnist] - May 23, 1994

-    Antiques at home in Chester County (Business Update Editor of 16 pgs.) - February 1994

-    See Horace Pippin paintings at the Academy of Fine Arts [opinion columnist] - February 14,

-    True friendship still endures after 25 years' absence [opinion columnist] - December 13,

-    Court ruling favors QVC - December 10, 1993

-    Ruling bolsters QVC's bid for Paramount - November 25, 1993

-    Founder likes QVC's chances - November 24, 1993

-    A Swiss love affair rekindles - QVC founder Joseph Segal in his home - November 24, 1993

-    Delay on ruling seen as positive sign for QVC - November 23, 1993

-    Lukens to raise base steel prices - November 23, 1993

-    Thanksgiving brings thoughts of the homeless [opinion columnist] - November 21, 1993

-    NAACP submits more briefs against QVC merger bid - November 18, 1993

-    Scientists learn new respect for traditional medicine man [opinion columnist] - November
     15, 1993

-    Health care looms on the horizon [opinion columnist] - November 14, 1993

-    [First black West Chester Mayor] DeBaptiste is in historic position [opinion columnist] - 
     November 8, 1993

-    Fishing expedition prompts thoughts about life and death [opinion columnist]- November 1,

-    Analysts say QVC losing advantage - October 29, 1993

-    Like a bolt of lightning [technology advancements - opinion columnist] - October 17, 1993

-    Religious tolerance would better life [opinion columnist] - October 11, 1993

-    Penn State bullish on Great Valley Campus - March 25, 1993

-    AIDS ruling sparks rage, reform alert - November 11, 1992

-    They came before Columbus [opinion columnist] - October 12, 1992

-    Faster drug approval is hailed - October 10, 1992

-    Unisys will pay dividend - September 25, 1992

-    Unisys nets pact for 69 million - September 23, 1992

-    Area analysts see [European] unification as proceeding - September 18, 1992

-    Dow shows international nature of market - September 17, 1992

-    Intelligent seeks someone to buy ailing BizMart - September 17, 1992

-    IMC official astounded by hurricane destruction in Fla. - September 15, 1992

-    DLN parent firm purchases N.J. paper - September 15, 1992

-    Rising above gang mentality - September 14, 1992

-    Area economists see little relief in lower rates - September 11, 1992

-    Alco Standard acquires Atlanta-area firm - September 9, 1992

-    In an election year, minorities disappear [opinion columnist] - September 7, 1992

-    Oyster Bar building is rich in history - September 6, 1992

-    Firm sends antiseptics to Florida - September 5, 1992

-    Local Sears stores expect massive refunds - September 4, 1992

-    IMC to help with rebuilding in Florida - September 4, 1992

-    Du Pont unveils products to replace harmful CFCs - September 3, 1992

-    New drugs aim at killer diseases [Sunday Report] - June 7, 1992

-    Disease drains spirit, finances [Lou Gehrig's disease] - June 7, 1992

-    Unisys stockholders get a rosy report - May 1, 1992

-    W.R. Wilson resigns post on Lukens' director board - April 30, 1992

-    Lukens acquires steel firm - April 25, 1992

-    Analyst casts doubt on Centocor future - April 22, 1992

-    Wilmington Trust earnings rise 9 percent - Dividend increases 10 percent - April 21, 1992

-    Lukens' 1st quarter sales fall; firm weathers strike, economy - April 15, 1992

-    Bank director finds no blame for 'kiting' loss - April 10, 1992

-    Du Pont buys aerospace firm - April 8, 1992

-    America's aid imbalance to Africa - April 6, 1992

-    Barnes Foundation looks to the future - Requests tour OK to raise funds - April 5, 1992

Enjoying Barnes Foundation masterpieces

-    Intelligent's stock drop raises issues - Executive downplays significance - April 1, 1992

-    Lukens Steel, union settles; workers to vote Thursday - Marathon talks yield agreement - 
     January 5, 1992

-    Where does Lukens go from here? - January 5, 1992

-    Job program sets record for its clients (Business Update Monthly) - December 3, 1991

-    Migrant workers are seeking other careers (Business Update Monthly) December 3, 1991

-    Blacks are hard hit by recession (Business Update Monthly) December 3, 1991

-    Federal funds for Hispanics to be cut (Business Update Monthly) December 3, 1991

-    Steel union to meet with stock analysts - October 30, 1991

-    Analysts disagree on fallout for Lukens - October 26, 1991

-    Vote likely means extended strike - October 26, 1991

-    Lukens stock rebounds despite strike - Decline last week may also have been prompted by
     declining quarterly earnings - October 20, 1991

-    Shared Med denies SEC stock charges - October 18, 1991

-    William Van Sant elected new Lukens Inc. chairman and CEO - October 15, 1991

-    Lukens won't rule out using temporary employees - October 13, 1991

-    Workers' wives join picket line at Lukens - October 6, 1991

-    STRIKE - Non-union work is main sticking point - October 2, 1991

-    Injured boy's plight spurs prayer, hope - September 29, 1991

-    Lukens steelworkers braced for long strike - September 28, 1991

-    Fireman charged in arsons admitted for psychiatric tests - September 27, 1991

-    Affidavit says stress tests involved variety of bizarre techniques - September 26, 1991

-    Former Embreeville director gets youth study center post - September 19, 1991

-    College student held as member of robbery gang - September 11, 1991

-    President, CO Harry Skilton quits at Lukens - September 6, 1991

-    Man wanted in beating nabbed in routine check - September 6, 1991

-    Frazier man charged with rape of woman, 30, from Coatesville - September 5, 1991

-    Fired Embreeville worker charges discrimination, unclear rules - August 18, 1991

-    Police tackle man after long standoff - August 18, 1991

-    Local fireman charged with setting 11 fires - August 18, 1991

-    Police tackle man after long standoff - August 18, 1991

-    Drowning victim went from a shy student to self-confident intellectual - August 14, 1991

-    Typical day finds [Embreeville] center bustling with activity -  August 5, 1991

-    Some Embreeville workers have criminal records - August 1, 1991

-    County businesses see a climate ripe for growth - April 27, 1991

-    Unisys posts 98 Million in losses - First-quarter financial report draws sharp criticism from
     shareholders - April 26, 1991

-    Teen charged with series of beatings that hurt 4; more arrests expected - April 25, 1991

   Downingtown students 'fine' after collision on Route 322 - April 24, 1991

-    Jordan denies financial indiscretions at Cheyney - May 31, 1991

-    Holiday heat cooled crime and traffic problems - May 30, 1991

-    Evening storms cause county power outages - May 26, 1991

-    State Senator sees bright future at Cheyney despite recent reports - May 26, 1991

-    Roofers using torch ignited fire at St. Monica's in Berwyn - May 24, 1991

-    State officials staying out of suspension at Cheyney U. - May 24, 1991

-    Church long a rallying point for Catholics - May 23, 1991

-    Three-alarm fire destroys historic church - May 23, 1991

-    Auditor general's office confirms investigation of affairs at Cheyney U. - May 22, 1991

-    Chesco cop graduates from the FBI's academy - May 20, 1991

-    Raging fire guts church -  May 19, 1991

-    Cheyney president's tenure may be tenuous - May 16, 1991

-    Police charge man in abduction - May 12, 1991

-    Local bank faces June sale date - May 8, 1991

-    Local drug trade leads to growth of crime groups - May 6, 1991

-    Judge OKs appeal for youths caught in sentencing snafu - May 5, 1991

-    Athlete in crash died of skull fracture - May 4, 1991

The Philadelphia Inquirer (General Assignment, Science & Business):

-   Merchants Anticipate Another Good Year - January 5, 1989

-   Nintendo: Supply and Demand Problem - January 12, 1989

-   Football weights worry Barrett - January 12, 1989

-   Recalling Visit by Martin Luther King in 1962 - January 19, 1989

  Philly activist Cecil B. Moore with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

-   Residents Show Council Samples of Sludge from Water Pipes - January 26, 


-   They're Off: Scouts Race to Cookie Customers - February 2, 1989

-   Digging With Computer Helps Unearth Ancestral Past - February 12, 1989

-   Residents Testify About Dirty Water - February 16, 1989

-   Looking Over Treasures of the Past - March 2, 1989

-   Imagination Takes a Lead Role in Tournament of Mindpower - March 9, 


-   Snowfall Precipitates its Share of Problems - March 9, 1989

-   Thoughtful Touch Helps Buyers Pick Just the Right Gift - March 12, 1989

-   Canadian Trade Pact to be Topic - March 19, 1989

-   Discussing Struggle to Become Part of Human Race - March 19, 1989

-    A tribe's herbal remedies - March 23, 1989

-   Gunman Armes De Chasse Makes Custom-Made Shotguns - March 30, 


-   Interplay Troupe Dramatizes About Age - April 6, 1989

-   With Care and Courage, A Brain-Damaged Teen Progresses - April 9, 1989

-   Hunting without a Fox for the Highland Hunt - April 9, 1989

-   ACME Closing its Store in Willow Grove - April 13, 1989

-   Drug Abuse, Computer Curriculums are Topics for Board - April 20, 1989

-   Con Men: A Lesson in How to be Confident - April 20, 1989

-   Colorful Troupe of Fools Delivers Lesson in the History of Humor - April 

    27, 1989

-   Manager's Hiring a Headache - April 27, 1989

-   With Care and Courage, a Brain-Damaged Teen Progresses - April 9, 1989

-   Professors Ahead in Their Class, Win Temple Honor for Excellence - May 

    4, 1989

-  The Holocaust recalled - Survivor tells children of horror - May 4, 1989

 Children of the Holocaust

-   Sally Jessy Raphael Speaks: Use Femininity in Workplace - May 11, 1989

-   Teaching Pupils to Say No Earns School Award - May 11, 1989

-   For Incumbents, A Dark, Stormy Night - May 18, 1989

-   Store Connects with Hummels - May 21, 1989

-   Firm Sells Interests in Local Malls to California Company - May 25, 1989

-   Officers' Diligence Commended - May 25, 1989

-   Advertising Firm to Move to New Site - May 28, 1989

-   Remembering America's Fallen Heroes - June 1, 1989

-   Sewage Plan Altered to Allow for Growth - June 15, 1989

-   Air Force Increases Aydin Corp. Deal - June 18, 1989 

-    Health-Care Workers Set Up Picket Lines - June 22, 1989

-   After Arrest and Altercation, Hatboro Officer is Fired - June 22, 1989

-   Robbery: How to Live and Tell About It - June 22, 1989

-   Police Win 12% Hike in Salary - June 22, 1989

-   Doherty Home after Heart Attack - June 22, 1989

-   Office Complex Planned in Hatboro by Calvanese Corp. - June 25, 1989

-   Remembering America's Fallen Heroes [with reporter Peter Shelly]  - June 1, 1989

-   Municipalities Make Waste Authority Financing Agent - July 2, 1989

-   Temple Professor Honored for Work - July 2, 1989

-   Waste Pact Praised, Criticized - July 6, 1989

-   Let It Rain! A Time to Soak Up Work for Some - July 6, 1989

-   U.S. Healthcare Honors Boy Paralyzed During Drug Fight - July 13, 1989

-   6 Institutions Work Together in Vo-Tech Program - July 16, 1989

-   Trust Gives $200,000 for Conservation - July 20, 1989

-   Council Supports Proclamation to Oppose Flag-Burning Ruling - July 27, 


-   A Nanny Service Comes Knocking - July 30, 1989

-   Office Building Proposal Raises Wetlands, Woodlands Questions - August 

    17, 1989

-   It's A Piece of Cake for Wenrich Family - August 20, 1989

-   S&L Law Reaches into all Corners - August 24, 1989

-   Part-Timers Say Job  Program at PSFS is Good to Bank On - August 27, 


-    Board to Decide Case without its Solicitor - September 29, 1988

America's Civil War Magazine:

-    Camp William Penn's Black Soldiers in Blue - November 1999

The Pennsylvania Gazette - University of Pennsylvania Alumni Magazine (founded by Benjamin Franklin):

-    MAN ON THE MOVE ... Joseph P. Watkins [White HouseAide/Presidential Advisor]

     May, 1992

-    Wharton School graduate ... Roger Tauss's Uphill Route [Pres. of Transit Union 234]  

      December, 1985 

University of Delaware [campus Update]:

-    Indian burial site - Bones, artifacts offer clues to society's history - March 7, 1991

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism [STREETS MAGAZINE]:

-    Resurrecting St. Marks - A celebrated church is once again the focus of social activism - SPRING, 1991

Inquirer Magazine:

-    DIGGING UP THE CITY'S BLACK HISTORY: Unearthing the bones of her ancestors - June 

     10, 1984

The excavation site near 8th & Vine streets, Philadelphia

The National LEADER:

-    Unearthed remains tell much about early blacks - June 1982

Enhance Magazine:

-    THE FLORIDA CLASSIC - The Florida A-M Rattlers VS The Bethune Cookman Wildcats - 

     November 1982

Half-time is SHOW-TIME!

The Miami News:

-    A special way to fish - from the pier - December 31, 1981

-    Kung Fu strengthens priest's body and soul - December 24, 1981

-    Catholic group takes its 'love' to Haiti - December 4, 1981

-    Getting ready to take to the woods - November 12, 1981

-    THE ROOTS EXPERT - Oscar Dathorne's long journey to become 'part of the earth' - 

     November 10, 1981

-    'I've had to scratch every bit of the way' - [O.R. Dathorne of Caribbean, African and Afro-

     American Studies program, University of Miami] - November 10, 1981

-    South Carolina State 'would not accept defeat' - October 26, 1981

-    Area hunters get ready for black powder season - October 8, 1981

-    TRUE TRADITION - Muzzle loaders mix sport with history - October 8, 1981

-    Some opening day [bow-hunting] memories and advice - September 10, 1981

-    Kawasaki motor ski race to start Sunday - September 3, 1981

-    MARATHON TRAINING TAKES CARE ... - August 21, 1981

-    Hundreds expected Sunday for Dannon 10-kilometer race - August 20, 1981

-    Vacation ad campaign axed - July 8, 1981

-    NY-based Guardian Angels open Beach headquarters - July 1, 1981

-    Beach waits for $1 million - June 30, 1981

-    Beaches rally will spotlight ERA in start of the final thrust for OK - June 29, 1981

-    Beach to drop doctors on rescues? - June 26, 1981

-    Hopper art shown today but not until mood's right - June 19, 1981

-    Beach's electronic eyes - Police test crime surveillance system downtown - June 16, 1981

-    Reagan budget slash feared by job agency for seniors - June 15, 1981

-    Governor Hotel to become rentals - June 15, 1981

-    Zookeeping duo confess their animal attraction - May 19, 1981

-    Porcelain Art is made easy at Jeanne's - May 6, 1981

-    Pregnancy testing kits offer privacy - April 22, 1981

-    The home computer future is now - April 18, 1981

-    Customers aren't incensed about 'Toot's' arrival in Dade - April 15, 1981

The Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel:

-    Learning experiences top the list of teachers' summer vacations - June 10, 1980 

-    'Smoke billowed into the sky; the riots were getting closer' - April 25, 1980

-    Tamarac dumping endangering wildlife, creating hazard - April 23, 1980

-    Dr. James Malandro director of the Lakes paramedic team - April 18, 1980

-    Brady wants 71 percent pay hike; Lakes officials offer 30 percent - April 17, 1980

-    Lakes billboard ban hampering efforts to get free bus shelters - April 17, 1980

-    Lakes councilman marries at City Hall - April 16, 1980

-    Stocking of Tamarac canals one-man crusade - April 2, 1980

-    New center a real hit with seniors - March 23, 1980

-    Lakes billboard ordinance may face legal challenge - March 11, 1980

-    Going condo? Bargain rents at Thiti Gardens complex giving way to higher 'competitive 

      prices' - March 6, 1980

-    Shoplifting subject of DECA seminar tomorrow - February 26, 1980

-    Lakes condo law will be even tougher - February 21, 1980

-    Eastgate: Integrated community learns how to live in harmony - February 14, 1980

-    Cooper City Fire Department asks code to hot fire hazards - February 10, 1980

-    Lakes gas sign court test to await Hollywood ruling - February 10, 1980

-    Lakes considers hiring 3 more deputies - January 29, 1980

-    Shopping cart thefts force merchants to use barriers - January 27, 1980

-    Be ready to wait when visiting Lakes vehicle inspection station - January 27, 1980

-    Lakes Sommerset residents seek traffic light at condo entrance - January 24, 1980

-    Lakes may get sued over gas price posting - January 24, 1980

-    Site plan in Lakes denied approval in city council - January 16, 1980

-    Lauderdale Lakes enacts gasoline price-posting law - January 10, 1980

-    $2 per gallon at the pumps no laughing matter - January 2, 1980

-    Sharing profits with neighbors is part of the company policy - December 30, 1979

-    Soaring wholesale prices affecting West Broward's buying and eating habits - December 27, 


-    Families and industry are finding a home in fast-growing plantation - December 23, 1979

-    Firm turns energy savings into company profit - December 19, 1979

-    Broward Life magazine sold, but format will not change - December 18, 1979

-    Small firms find computer use adds up to good business sense - December 14, 1979

-    'Brown bagging' sales technique is unorthodox, but it sells cars - December 12, 1979

-    It's not all 'ho-ho-ho' over gift prices, sales - November 28, 1979

The Philadelphia Bulletin:

-    Witnesses describe slaying at Warlock's murder trial - July 12, 1979

-    Ambulance work not for the weak or faint of heart - June 15, 1979

-    Football to roller derbies - And now it's soccer's turn on television (Al Meltzer) - May 20, 1979

Don Scott,
Jun 25, 2019, 5:39 AM