Little Rock Central High School was the center of school desegregation in 1957.
In a packed dining room inside the Union League in Center City, The Philadelphia Tribune honored three Philadelphians with its History Maker Award and paid homage to others positioned to make history at the annual Christopher J. Perry/Carter G. Woodson Black History Awards Luncheon on Thursday.
This week in History
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- Coard: George Washington's teeth 'yanked' from slaves' mouths
- Back in the Day: 'Green Lady' legend struck fear into kids
- 14-year-old "Renegade' creator capitalizes on the attention
- Philadelphia family of four needs $68K annual income to cover basic expenses, report finds
- Exhibit defines Black men through female photographers
- Rep. Rosita Youngblood, the first Black woman ever elected to a House leadership post, is retiring
- Attorney in Kenyatta Johnson case accuses U.S. Attorney of 'conflict of interest'
- Public and Catholic League semifinals set
- Poll: Philadelphians view city as less safe than residents of other large towns
- Thanks to this program for teachers, a distinctive Philly diner will live on after its closure