Black Trailblazers of Philadelphia Virtual Tour

Virtual Program via Zoom, Thursday, January 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM EST

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, join us as we pay tribute to trailblazing Black Americans who overcame discrimination and adversity to make significant contributions to society, including Dennie Hoggard, Jr. who (along with teammate Wallace Triplett) was the first black football player to play in the Cotton Bowl, to Julia & Raphael Coel, who helped found the Nile Swim Club, the first black-owned and operated private swim club on the East Coast, to State Representative Sarah Anderson, the first black woman to preside over the State Assembly.

Tour Guides: Rachel Wolgemuth & Sarah Hamill

Date: Thursday, January 13
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM EST
Cost: Free, but donations of any size are appreciated. Contributions will support the work of the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries. You can donate via the Registration link.
Directions: A Zoom link will be in your confirmation email upon registration.

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