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A Leading
African American Heritage



Afro Service Union
Community Tutorial Project
CTP 2.2



Garvey Hall - CTP

Photograph courtesy of Temple University
Department of African American Studies



"A people without the knowledge
of their past history, origin and culture
is like a tree without roots!"

- Marcus Garvey 


Garvey Hall - CTP

Photograph courtesy of Temple University
Department of African American Studies


"Liberate the minds of men and ultimately
you will liberate the bodies of men."

- Marcus Garvey 



The original Afro Service Union Community Tutorial Project was a free community service established in the summer of 1963 and hosted by the UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association, founded by Marcus Garvey) at Garvey Hall, a Philadelphia historic landmark on Cecil B. Moore (formerly Columbia) Avenue.

The tutorial project served many young people in elementary, junior and senior high school and was organized and staffed by volunteer Afro Service Union members from the community and included students and alumni from several area colleges.
Beginning with a staff of 10 and 30 students in September, 1963 it grew to 30 staff members and 200 students by the end of its first academic year in June, 1964.

The Freedom Schools established by the voter registration and Human Rights empowerment movements in Mississippi and other deep south states of the United States were a parallel development during a time when many young people were actively involved in community affairs.

There were many vital educational needs in Philadelphia (and many other urban areas) that remained unfulfilled.

There was “Communication, Cooperation and Collaboration” by several organizations in the Philadephia area that continues to the present and has resulted in many advancements for the community and provided models for positive action in other regions.

In the years since the original CTP several of our original staff members and students have made significant contributions to education, Human Rights and community service.

In the meantime, technological developments, including the Internet, have made it possible to now accomplish much more and to serve many more people.

The educational resources on this Web site carry on that tradition.

Please free to use those resources to the maximum.

"Back in the day," many artists and entertainers actively spread positive messages
in the community and around the world.

This is in stark contrast to much of what we see and hear in the media today.

Photograph copyright © 1965 - 2012
by Stan Daniels, Editor,
- all rights reserved.

In the above photograph we see the Arthur Hall Ensemble.




Learn more about Marcus Garvey:
In a PBS film
Look For Me in the Whirlwind




"Education is our passport to the future,
for tomorrow belongs to the people
who prepare for it today."

- Malcolm X




Kwame Toure (Stokely Carmichael) of SNCC is at the microphone in the studios of WDAS radio in Philadelphia.
With him in the studio in a live broadcast of Joe Rainey's “Listening Post” program are Julian Bond of SNCC and Barry Dawson of the Young Militants.
Read more about these historic times on the WDAS History site.

Photograph copyright © 1965 - 2012 by Stan Daniels, Editor,
Urban Cartographer Online - all rights reserved.






WDAS History:

Keep the knowledge of our history alive
and share it with our posterity!

WDAS History:
One Radio Station's Role in the History of
the Human Rights and Peace Movements.

WDAS History

(With Photographs!)






Democracy is HARD Work!


The way to safeguard our Human and Civil Rights and Liberties
is to fulfill our Responsibilities as Citizens.

Perhaps Michael Jackson said it best after all:

Start with
“The Man [or Woman] in the Mirror!”





Challenge & Opportunity!


What Is iCivics?


iCivics (formerly Our Courts) is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy.

iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support.

Please Read More at:

Welcome Teachers

Check out all our teacher content, arranged by curriculum units.

Please Read More at:






Dear Justice O'Connor:

Thank you for your urgently needed educational work encouraging responsible citizenship.

Recently I heard your enlightening presentation on Bloomberg radio in New York City.

After visiting your informative Web site, we have added links to it from some of the education and community service pages on our site.

We shall do our best to share the helpful information with as many people as possible and are very grateful for the efforts of you and your colleagues.


Stan Daniels,
Urban Cartographer Online









Learn almost anything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history —

For FREE !


The Khan Academy








Updated 2012 Edition

Based on the Intercity Sports Review


and the
Intercity Sports Review
Training Guide

Copyright © 1986, 2000-2012 by Stan Daniels,

ICA Sports -- all rights reserved


Updated 2012 Edition





The Editor Speaks

Remembering Our Heritage

The Editor speaks
at an African American History Celebration
in Newark, New Jersey (USA).

The Editor Speaks

Photographs by David Robinson
Assistant Pastor, 24-7 Community Church
(Grace Communion International), Newark, NJ



"We need to understand each other's culture.
When we don't understand we fear
and when we fear we begin to go our separate ways
and that divides us.
We need to honor diversity and each other."

-- Pastor Ron Robinson,
(1947 - 2000)
24-7 Community Church,
(Grace Communion International), Newark, NJ





How we respond to the needs of the family of humanity is a measure of
our relationship with our Creator. -

(Matthew 25:31 - 46)!




Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Rescheduled Dedication of
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

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President Obama
at the
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Memorial Dedication


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If you truly want

Please read
II Chronicles 7:14
to learn
where it really starts.



“Where there is love there is life.”

--  Mohandas Ghandi


Stay connected, and in harmony, with our Creator

His Spirit will keep us United!



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