Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Civil Rights (African American)

Protests Against Discriminatory Hiring Practices

photograph of a protest outside of a school construction site

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Protesters gather outside of a school construction site at Thirty-First and Dauphin Streets in Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood in May 1963. Neighborhood residents joined with civil rights activists to draw attention to discriminatory hiring practices in the building trades and demand inclusion of African Americans.

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