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DRED SCOTT: The Man Who Lived Free

DRED SCOTT: The Man Who Lived Free

His Quest for Justice Pushed Slavery to the Snapping Point Reprinted from the Philadelphia New Observer by Tony West A humble, yet famous 19th-century American led an unusual life – or does it only seem unusual today? He was an illiterate Black man named Dred Scott, who was born and lived most of his life a […]

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Sharp-Shooting Joe Turns 100 Years Old

by RORY McGLASSON South Philadelphia senior Joe Mastropoalo takes a lot of vitamin C. It helps him see the balls on the billiards table. Joe, 100, played a special game of pool this week against his brother, Anthony. It was Joe’s 100th-birthday party. South Philadelphia’s latest centenarian, Mastropoalo of 10th & Wolf Streets, was hosted […]

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