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Why Philadelphia’s Mayor is a Fan of an Unsung Black Sports Star

Hanging in the Mayor’s Office is a portrait of Mr. Octavius Catto, a 19th Century Black sports star who was killed while seeking to vote in Philadelphia. The post Why Philadelphia’s Mayor is a Fan of an Unsung Black Sports Star appeared first on The Good Men Project.
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