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The chameleon was a one-time thing. Probably. My name is Alaina Johns. I'm a freelance writer and editor based in Philadelphia, PA.  

 

 

A new Octavius Catto statue: A monumental Philadelphian recognized at long last

A new Octavius Catto statue: A monumental Philadelphian recognized at long last

Published on September 28, 2017 with Broad Street Review.

I hadn't heard of Octavius Catto until I met him in Old City during the 2014 Fringe Festival, and he politely filled me in on a little of what my U.S. education denied me. A few years later, after the unveiling of a new monument to Catto on the south side of City Hall, I have high hopes others won’t have to wait for a chance theatrical encounter to learn about this giant of U.S. civil rights. Read more. 

The “Frank Rizzo Down” rally: A battle builds over a Philly monument

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If people get interracial marriage wrong, it can be worse with divorce

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