Posted April 28, 2021

Perseverance and grit: the life and legacy of Cecil B. Moore

One of Philadelphia’s leading civil rights activists, as well as a gifted attorney and a former Marine, Cecil B. Moore fought for African Americans to have the same rights as their white neighbors and is the namesake of the university’s Cecil B. Moore Scholars Program.

Cecil B. Moore and his wife and daughters.
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Courtesy of Cecily Banks
Cecil B. Moore and his wife and daughters in the mid-1950s.

Perseverance and grit: the life and legacy of
Cecil B. Moore

A leading figure in the civil rights movement in Philadelphia, Moore fought for African Americans to have the same rights as their white neighbors.

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