Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Co-Sponsored Event: Meet the Author, David A. Canton

Meet the Author:
David A. Canton
@ Girard College

TALK & BOOK SIGNING
with David A. Canton, Ph.D. (Professor, Connecticut College)
on his fascinating book, “Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights in Philadelphia”
 
First Floor Ballroom in Founder’s Hall at Girard College
2101 South College Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, June 16, 2012
2 – 4 p.m.
Moderator: Richard M. Cooper, Ph. D.
 
Alexander, a prominent black attorney in Philadelphia, was a major contributor to the northern civil rights struggle. Alexander was the leader in the 1950’s struggle to desegregate Philadelphia’s Girard College by race.  His Pennsylvania state historical marker stands just outside the gates of Girard College, ‘Civil Rights Landmark.’ Canton tells Alexander’s story for the first time, mining Alexander’s Papers now housed at the University of Pennsylvania Archives.

Questions? : Please contact Dr. Canton at dacan@conncoll.edu.
Parking: As you drive through the the Girard gates, tell the security staff what event you are attending, and they will tell you where to park. Please note that stairs are unavoidable at Founder’s Hall.

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