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FPA Announces the 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival!

The only festival of its kind in the world, the 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival presented by PNC Arts Alive features powerful personal stories from leading national artists and everyday people. Click here for more info.

FPA brings equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter to Philly this September for Annual Fundraiser.

Individual tickets are on sale now! Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

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The Most Important Thing I Ever Did

Ed Nakawatase tells how his pursuit of advocacy for the underdog during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s led him on an adventure of a lifetime. This is the true story of what Ed describes as the most important thing he ever did.


This podcast episode is part of the First Person Arts Philly reACTS Podcast series commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. Philly reACTS is made possible thanks to a planning grant from the Heritage Program of Philadelphia, part of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, and support from Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority.

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Photo credit: Tamio Wakayama.