As part of Moonstone Arts Center’s week-long celebration of Charlotte Forten’s life and work, the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), the Philadelphia Writing Project and Moonstone are excited to offer a free writing workshop on Saturday, February 8th at NMAJH, 5th and Market Streets, from 1-3:30. This interactive workshop will use excerpts from Charlotte Forten’s journals, like the poem below, to guide writers in their own journal writing. A tour of NMAJH is included in the event. Students and their families are welcome to attend. This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register for the workshop. For more information about the week-long Charlotte Forten project, visit

May those whose holy task it is
To guide impulsive youth,
Fail not to cherish in their souls
A reverence for truth;
For teachings which the lips impart
Must have their source within the heart
– Charlotte Forten, 1854