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Celebrate 50 Years of Student Activism

November 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This City Council ceremony will honor student activists. On November 17, 1967 more than 3,500 Black students walked out of high schools across Philadelphia, marching arm-in-arm towards the School District of Philadelphia headquarters. Student activists met with district leadership and presented a Black Students’ Bill of Rights demanding an African American history curriculum, the recruitment of more Black teachers and administrators, the recognition of Black student unions, the right to wear African clothing and the right to protest the US flag and the national anthem without penalty.



November 16, 2017
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Philadelphia City Council
494 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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