Mondesire

The late Jerry Mondesire shown speaking at a voting rights rally in 2012. — NewsWorks file photo

Members of City Council are expected to vote Thursday on a resolution to rename the 6600 block of Germantown Avenue after the late Jerome (Jerry) Whyatt Mondesire.

Mondesire served as president of the Pennsylvania state and Philadelphia chapters of the NAACP, and was the founder and publisher of the Philadelphia Sunday Sun.

The resolution was introduced by councilwomen Cindy Bass and Blondell Reynolds Brown. Mondesire was an early member of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, host of the radio program Vision Quest on WDAS-FM and a regular panelist on 6ABC’s Inside Story.

The measure seeks to rename the portion of Germatown Avenue to “J. Whyatt Mondesire Way” to “recognize, honor, and celebrate the life and legacy for his dedication to social justice and political empowerment of black and brown communities in the City of Philadelphia.”

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