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Amy Jane Cohen

Amy Cohen is an educator, historian, and writer. After twenty years teaching social studies, she became Director of Education for History Making Productions and is a contributing writer for Hidden City Philadelphia.

    Recent Writing

  • Philly’s Black history can be seen through its landscape

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
    The seeds of Black history month were planted by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926 — but to him, it was just a week, and not meant to be the... Read More
  • Honoring Hakim’s, West Philadelphia Landmark

    Hidden City Philadelphia
    In August 2023, West Philly will have a new historical marker. Hakim’s Bookstore and Gift Shop, founded in 1959, is one of the oldest Black-owned bookstores in the nation. It... Read More