Girard College

(The main entrance to the campus of Girard College, near 22nd Street and Girard Avenue.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

KYW Flashback: The Integration Of Girard College

The bitter contest had placed a spotlight on the issue of racial equality in education throughout Philadelphia.


(Photo by Robin Culverwell)

At Girard College, Marking 50 Years Since Beginning of the End of Segregation There

Some of the original Freedom Fighters whose protest led to the desegregation of Girard College in the 1960s were back outside the school this morning, celebrating 50 years since their historic demonstration.

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Brandon Dixon (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Decades After Struggle To Integrate, Girard College Produces 2nd Gates Millennium Scholar

The school is preparing to graduate its second Gates Millennium Scholar , 50 years after Philadelphia civil rights activists began marching to desegregate.


Freedom Fighters Kelvin Kelly (left), Karen Asper (standing in middle), Kenneth Salaam (right) and Eugene Dawkins (bottom). (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Celebrating 50 Years Since Protesters Help Open Door To Black Students At Girard College

The Freedom Fighters will spend Friday morning re-enacting the historic march at Girard College.


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Man Critical After Shooting In North Philadelphia

It happened shortly before 3:30 a.m. Sunday at Judson Street and Montgomery Avenue near Girard College.


(Volunteers take part in a number of projects at Girard College on the 2015 Martin Luther King Day of Service.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Thousands Take Part in MLK Day Service Projects Across Delaware Valley

Five thousand volunteers converged on Girard College’s campus, headquarters for the day’s event, to participate in 150 service projects.


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Philadelphia Gears Up For 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service

A kick-off event was held Wednesday at Girard College, the headquarters for the nation’s largest day of service.


(The main entrance to the campus of Girard College, near 22nd Street and Girard Avenue.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Judge Rejects Girard College Plan to Eliminate High School, Boarding

The board that oversees the 165-year-old school says the decision threatens its financial stability.


A black student, Nathaniel Steward, 17, recites his lesson surrounded by white fellows and others black students, 21 May 1954 at the Saint-Dominique school, in Washington, where for the first time in USA the Brown v Board of Education decision which outlaws segregation in state schools is applied. (credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Today Marks 60th Anniversary Of Landmark Brown Vs. Board Of Education Decision

The landmark Brown versus Board of Education decision that de-segregated public education in America turns 60 today.


Volunteers at Girard College on the MLK Day Or Service. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

MLK Day Of Service Draws Volunteers All Throughout Philadelphia

Tens of thousands of volunteers went to work Monday as part of more than 1,700 projects throughout the city.


(The Girard College lower school choir performs at kickoff ceremonies for the 19th annual MLK Day of Service.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

2014 MLK Day of Service Will Highlight Efforts For Education

To set the tone for this year’s theme, the Girard College lower school choir performed.



Girard College Delays Proposed Changes

Proposed changes at Girard College next September have been pushed back a year.


(Philadelphia schoolkids shove away from the dock of the East Park Canoe House, in Fairmount Park.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Schoolkids Get Hands-On Lessons in Boating and Nature

Before settling into the 24-foot, eleven-passenger canoes, guides assured them than none had tipped over in 30 years of the program.


(Students, faculty, and alumni of Girard College rally to save the school's residential and high school programs.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Students Vow To Fight Planned Shutdown of Residential, High School Programs at Girard College

Parents, alumni, and students have launched a campaign to save the high school and residential programs at the historic school which are slated for closure at the end of the next school year.


(Some of Cecil B. Moore's fellow civil rights freedom fighters speak at the rededication of the Cecil B. Moore subway stop in North Philadelphia.  Muralist Jonathan Mandell stands alongside his mosaic.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

Cecil B. Moore’s Life Gets Spotlight as North Philadelphia Subway Stop Is Rededicated

Cecil B. Moore’s military, legal, and political careers are depicted in a new mural at the Cecil B. Moore stop of Septa’s Broad Street line in North Philadelphia.