In the article “New Philadelphia, Ill., was a formerly enslaved man’s vision for an integrated town” by Mark Guarino, Dr. Paul's Shackel archaeology project at New Philadelphia, Illinois is mentioned as the local and descendant communities works with Congress for National Park Service designation. 

New Philadelphia is the first town in the United State platted and register by Frank McWorter, an African American and former slave.  To read and learn more about his history and achievements check out the link below.



Paul Shackel