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Education in Black & White: The Institute for Colored Youth, Octavius V. Catto and the Ongoing Struggle for Education

Thu, Oct 15, 2015 | 3:00 pm

The Moonstone Arts Center and the Blockson Collection present a program examining the history and legacy of the Institute for Colored Youth, the first school for higher learning for African Americans in the United States. Discussions will also encompass crucial contemporary issues, such as teachers’ as activists and a conversation with aki and Safisha Madhjubuti facilitated by Dr. Diane D. Turner, Curator of the Blockson Collection. This program also complements the exhibition African American Education in Philadelphia and Beyond: Past and Present, on view at the Blockson Collection throughout the fall.

1199C Hospital Workers Union Headquarters