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City of Philadelphia, PA, to host 2012 UNAA Convention

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Posted August 5, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Featured ~ 2,834 views

     

The Board of Directors of the Ugandan North American Association is pleased to announce that it has selected the City of Philadelphia, PA, to host the UNAA Convention next year in 2012.

Philadelphia is the largest city in the State of Pennsylvania and the fifth most populous city in the United States.

Philadelphia was founded on October 27, 1682 by William Penn who planned a city along the Delaware River to serve as a port and place for government. The city grew rapidly, and by the 1750s Philadelphia was the largest city and busiest port in the original 13 American colonies.

During the American Revolution, Philadelphia played an instrumental role as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States who signed the nation’s Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and the Constitution on September 17, 1787.

Philadelphia served as one of the nation’s many capitals during the Revolutionary War, and the city served as the temporary national capital from 1790 to 1800 while Washington, DC, was under construction. During the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and a railroad hub that grew from an influx of European immigrants.

The city’s dominant textile industry represented 40 percent of total United States output in 1906. It became a major destination for African Americans during the Great Migration and surpassed 2 million occupants by 1950.


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