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Feb. 9: Kensington High School

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Start:
February 9, 2012 11:45 am
End:
February 9, 2012 1:00 pm
Venue:
Kensington High School
Phone:
215-291-5420
Address:
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2501 E. Cumberland Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19125

We’re going to our second school in a row, this time making a visit to Aileen Halligan’s African American history class at Kensington High School from 11:45 a.m. to about 1 p.m. Like to invite you all to join us, but this is going to be a small group limited to high schoolers and teachers. Aileen’s dad, Ed, is an old University City buddy of ours. We’ll be there at about the same time as spring training starts in Florida, so maybe we’ll talk a little Philadelphia baseball, Octavius Catto style.

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