New Freedom District
continuing the Freedom struggle for human community
The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission have approved the New Africa Center’s request for a PA Historical Marker for Muhammad’s Mosque #12 at 4218 Lancaster Ave in West Philadelphia during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s granting historical status to one of the most important sites in Philadelphia’s black community history. Malcolm X and Imam W. D. Mohammed both were teachers and administrators at Mosque #12 during this period.
- The charismatic figures of Malcolm X, Imam Wallace D. Muhammad, and Cecil B. Moore made Mosque #12 one of the most historic spaces in Pennsylvania.
- The occasion also included the Inauguration of West Philly’s New Freedom District. ICPIC have designated the lower part of Lancaster Ave from 48th Streets to 32nd Street and it’s surrounding area as the Historic New Freedom District because of the areas rich cultural history of institutions, organizations, events, and individual struggling to preserve the unity, dignity and humanity of the African American Community in it’s Quest for Freedom, Justice and Equality.
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New Freedom Institute