Land Acknowledgement

The land upon which the Free Library stands is part of Lenapehoking, the traditional territory of the Lenni-Lenape, the original people of this land. We pay respect to those Lenape tribal communities who remain to this day and those who were removed generations ago, and we honor their continuing relationship with their territory.


As a fellowship program, institutional-community collaboration, and exhibition, Chronicling Resistance has been supported by generous grants from the Mellon Foundation and The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Chronicling Resistance also would not have been possible without archivists and librarians within the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). They provided tours, research trainings, resources, and listening ears to the Activist-Curator Fellows, and guidance to the Project Director through the Steering Committee. Several even attended anti-racist training sessions to learn more about actions they could take to make Chronicling Resistance a good experience for the Fellows.

Mariam I. Williams at opening of Chronicling Resistance: The Exhibition, Sept. 22, 2022
Janine Pollock speaks to guests at Chronicling Resistance: The Exhibition opening reception, Sept. 22, 2022

Within PACSCL, special thanks goes to Sarah Horowitz for her long-term involvement with the project, from thought at a board meeting to grant proposal, from discovery process to project proposal, and from rejection to reality.

Since 2018, when it was a Discovery Grant funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Chronicling Resistance has included many thinking partners, advisers, and sounding boards. Many have been named within the grant documents, but many more have not. The unnamed include partners, parents, dates, household members, friends, colleagues, and all the folks to whom we vent or who overhear our Zoom calls. Thank you for your support.

Mariam I. Williams, Co-P.I. and Project Director
Janine Pollock, Co-P.I.

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