Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Octavius V. Catto: A Legacy for the 21st Century

19th-century scholar, athlete, community leader, and civil rights activist Octavius Catto spent most of his life in Philadelphia. While on his way to vote on Election Day, October 10, 1871, Catto was shot and killed. Join us as we look back at his life 150 years later.

Amy Cohen, Director of Education at History Making Productions, will share a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award-winning 15-minute film she produced on his life to coincide with the 2017 installation of a memorial to Catto at Philadelphia City Hall. 

Following the film screening, Ms. Cohen will lead an interactive discussion about Catto’s current relevance.

Lectures start at 7:30PM

Lectures are FREE and open to the public.

Abington Friends Meeting, The John Barnes Room

520 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown

Masks ARE required to attend and there will be NO refreshments following the lectures.

The lecture series is sponsored by a grant from the Jenkinstown Lyceum. For more information please call the Old York Road Historical Society at 215-886-8590.

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