Saturday, June 23, 2018

Tag: Octavius Catto

The Story of the Forgotten Hero: Octavius...

(1839-18710 Octavius Catto was born a freeman in 1839, in South Carolina. His family later moved to Philadelphia where he grew up. He later...

Monumental Man: Martyred Activist Catto at Last...

At a time when historically tone-deaf monuments to Confederate leaders, slave owners, genocidal explorers and other beacons of white supremacy occupy public attention, the...

145 Years After He Was Gunned Down...

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney unveiled designs Friday for a 12-foot statue to honor one of the city’s most influential African-Americans. Octavius Catto was a Renaissance...