50 Years of Student Activism: Celebrating Philly's 1967 Black Student Walkout
Fifty years after the 1967 Black Student Walkout, youth activists continue to be at the forefront of demanding and moving educational equity and racial justice. Join Councilwoman Helen Gym, community organizations, activists and Dr. Matthew Countryman, author of Up South: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia for a series of events celebrating the legacy of student activism in Philadelphia.
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City Council Ceremony (City Hall - 10 a.m. Thurs. Nov. 16 — FREE) *
Join elders and activists as Councilwoman Helen Gym and City Council honor the brave actions and enduring legacy of 1967's student activists.
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Keynote and Panel Discussion (African American Museum - 6 p.m. Fri. Nov. 17 — FREE) *
Join Dr. Matthew Countryman, author of Up South: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia, and student organizers past and present for dialogue at the African American Museum.
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Reception (African American Museum - 8 p.m.—11 p.m. Fri. Nov. 17 — $10) *
Join Councilwoman and panelists to celebrate and catch up. Food and beverage will be provided.
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Teach-In (Time and location TBD - Sat. Nov. 18 — FREE) *
An anniversary celebration of 1967's youth-led action featuring performances, art, music, and community speak back.
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Email Steve Paul (steve.paul@phila.gov) or call Councilwoman Helen Gym's Office (215-686-3420)
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