William D. Kelley Public School

The William D. Kelley Elementary School is named for the man, who together with Thaddeus Stephens, worked with Catto to desegregate public transit and got PA to ratify the 14th and 15th Amendments, the latter giving black men voting rights. Kelley was also a leader in the recruitment of USCTs, serving on the Union League’s recruitment committee. Serving as a U.S. Congressman, Kelley was the first white elected official to every speak to a predominately African American audience in Philadelphia.

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