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File #: 180030    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/25/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/25/2018
Title: Honoring and celebrating Philadelphia's Living Legends: George Albert Beach, Joey Temple, Rita R. Smith-Wade-El, and Valeria Bullock, who are leaders in the areas of civil rights, community activism, education, business and youth mentorship in the Philadelphia area; and further honoring those legends who are no longer with us: Vernon Marks, Charlie "Boo" Burrus, Abdul Malik Muhammad, Carl Moore, and Joe Faulk as part of the commemoration of Black History Month.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Greenlee, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Johnson
Attachments: 1. Signature18003000.pdf
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Honoring and celebrating Philadelphia's Living Legends: George Albert Beach, Joey Temple, Rita R. Smith-Wade-El, and Valeria Bullock, who are leaders in the areas of civil rights, community activism, education, business and youth mentorship in the Philadelphia area; and further honoring those legends who are no longer with us: Vernon Marks, Charlie "Boo" Burrus, Abdul Malik Muhammad, Carl Moore, and Joe Faulk as part of the commemoration of Black History Month.

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WHEREAS, George Albert Beach is the founder of Beach Advertising which was one of the oldest minority-owned advertising agencies in the state of Pennsylvania. For more than four decades, Beach's company has been the advertising agency of choice for many local and national corporations and non-profit organizations, including Hershey Food, Campbell Soup Company, and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. Beach is the recipient of numerous awards including the Addy, Neographic, and Art Directors Club awards and a best of category award from Printing Industries of America. Beach is revered for paving the way for many African-Americans to learn fundamental skills and strategies to navigate the Communications field; and

WHEREAS, Joey Temple is a radio producer and a lifelong resident of Philadelphia. Temple's career in radio began when he received an opportunity to volunteer with Mattie Humphrey at WDAS. During his internship, he participated in the Breakfast Show, and provided knowledge to the community about mass incarceration. After the completion of his internship, Temple stayed at WDAS to work with the legendary Georgy Woods. Currently, Temple produces "A Message in Music," which airs on 96.1 AM on Fridays, and "The Cody Anderson Show" for 900 AM on Saturdays. Temple spends his time outside of the radio station being active in his community and working to prevent youth from engaging in a life of crime; and

WHEREAS, Rita R. Smith-Wade-El is a Professor of Psychology and Af...

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