Philadelphia Unveils First Monument Honoring African-AmericanOctavius V. Catto was a 19th Century scholar and activist who was the best known black political figure of his time.
Nine Trailblazing Philadelphia Women Being Honored at Catto Awards LuncheonThe list of honorees includes Joan Myers Brown of Philadanco and former CBS-3 reporter and host Trudy Haynes.
Effort To Erect Catto Memorial Reaches MilestoneThanks to funding from the city, the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League and other donors, the Octavius V. Catto Memorial Fund will soon announce a sculptor for a memorial paying homage to the civil rights pioneer.
Six-Month Philadelphia Festival Will Honor 19th-Century Freedom Pioneer Octavius Catto was killed in South Philadelphia on the frontlines of the struggle for equality, fighting for voter rights on Election Day, 1871.
<i>Analysis:</i> The Life Of Octavius CattoIt was 140 years ago when a Philadelphia man changed lives forever.
Memorial For Civil Rights Activist Gets Big Boost From City of PhiladelphiaThe City of Philadelphia is making a donation of a half-million dollars to support efforts to build a memorial statue to 19th Century civil rights activist Octavius V. Catto.
Councilman Still Working To Bring Catto Statue To City HallFor almost ten years, Councilman at-large James Kenney has been working to get a statue placed at City Hall of 19th century civil rights activist, educator, soldier, and baseball player Octavius Catto.
Robert Branch Portrays Octavius Catto For Historic Philadelphia EventHistoric Philadelphia has a new history maker on its books, thanks, in large part, to the zeal of the actor for the part.
A Little Known Advocate For Civil Rights<em>Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America</em> is a compelling read, bringing to life the story of a 19th century black Philadelphian, who was killed at 32 advocating non-violent change.