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LIVE BROADCAST: OCTAVIUS V. CATTO STATUE UNVEILING


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WURD Family,

On Tuesday, September 26th, the City of Philadelphia will be unveiling a statue of Octavius V. Catto and WURD Radio will broadcast the ceremony LIVE with WURD Host of The Mojo, Stephanie Renee!

The statue, which will be placed at City Hall, will be the first among the city’s collection, dedicated solely to an African American. It will explore aspects of Catto’s life that includes his efforts to desegregate Philadelphia’s streetcars and to have the state ratify the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave all men, regardless of race, the right to vote.

Catto was just 32 years old when he was gunned down on Oct. 10, 1871, while on his way to a polling site in South Philadelphia to serve in his official capacity as a National Guardsman assigned to protect newly registered African-American voters during a political riot.

Come on out and join WURD Radio and Stef Renee!

 

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