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Philadelphia Black History Hidden in School Names


Philadelphia is a city rich in Black history, but public memorials are rare. It took until 2017 for the city to erect its first statue of a Black person - the 19th century activist Octavius Catto.

Schools are some of the public places where the names of prominent Black Philadelphians are remembered. On the first day of Black History Month, WHYY's Avi Wolfman-Arent took a look at the lesser-known story behind one of those names.

(Original air-date: 2/1/21)