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New PPD Sculpture Altered to Reflect Philadelphia’s History of Abolition, Women’s Rights

Peter Crimmins
The sculpture at the new Philadelphia police headquarters centers on Black history and abolitionists.

The Philadelphia Police Department is moving to its new headquarters on North Broad Street, in the former Inquirer Newspaper Building. It comes with a new public sculpture: A police badge that's nine feet tall, hanging in a window.

WHYY's Peter Crimmins reports the badge has been altered to reflect the history of abolition and women's rights in Philadelphia.

(Original air-date: 4/16/22)

WHYY’s arts and culture reporter Peter Crimmins first became interested in radio in the fourth grade, when he smuggled a contraband crystal-diode radio into the Boy Scout summer camp. Subsequent radio projects were more successful.