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School hopes to overcome opposition from longtime community leaders

by Sheila Simmons

The varied ethnic community of Chinatown formed a cohesiveness in the 1960s when it fought city efforts to build a Vine Street Expressway ramp where the Catholic Chinese school and church stood, and again to fight a plan to locate a stadium there.

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Pilot course aims to 'demystify' Africa

One of the chief aims of the African history course that the School District of Philadelphia is piloting in three high schools this term is to “demystify the myths of Africa.”

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