Newton School on 36th Street, Philadelphia (Pa.)

Title

Newton School on 36th Street, Philadelphia (Pa.)

Subject

Newton School, Isadore Martin Sr., I Maximilian Martin Jr., Walnut Street, Chestnut Street, 36th Street, Philadelphia School Board, O.V. Catto School

Description

The Newton School was located on 36th Street between Walnut Street and Chestnut Street. The school was an integrated elementary school. I. Maximilian Martin Jr. attended the school, but not until after his father Isadore Martin Sr. threatened administrators with action from the Philadelphia School Board. Martin Sr. was told his son would have more success at the O.V. Catto School, which was an all Black school; Martin Sr. refused to allow his children to attend a school strictly for African Americans; he felt as though the opportunity for success was less at the Catto School.

Creator

Franklin Davenport Edmunds

Source

Philadelphia Free Library

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Fall 2014

Date

March 17, 1914

Contributor

John Hashagen, Kelsee Noden

Rights

Courtesy of the Free Library of Philadelphia

Format

JPG

Type

Still Image

Original Format

Photo

Files

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Citation

Franklin Davenport Edmunds, “Newton School on 36th Street, Philadelphia (Pa.),” Goin' North, accessed November 29, 2022, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/380.