Temple launches website that tells Philly's civil rights story

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A new website showcases Temple's archives and includes photographs and video of prominent leaders like Raymond Pace Alexander and Cecil B. Moore. There's even rare footage of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he visited Philadelphia in 1965 to support local efforts to desegregate Girard College. Margery Sly, director of special collections for Temple University Libraries, says the website allows the world access to digitized versions of more than 1,500 items from the library's collection. "We'd had students from Masterman High School using [the archives], but we knew a lot more use could occur if we could get them up on the web."