Honoring Octavius Catto

Last week fourth and fifth graders in Junior Unit C hiked to City Hall to see the newly installed Octavius Catto statue, the first public monument honoring a specific African American on Philadelphia's public landscape. As part of their hero studies, they have been learning about Catto's life and civil rights contributions.  

On the way to City Hall the children engaged in a friendly competition: They hunted for historical landmarks related to heroics and received extra points for finding landmarks with stories that also related to the civil rights movement.