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Arthur Huff Fauset with children in front of Douglass Singerly Elementary School, Philadelphia PA., circa 1940.
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Dr. Arthur Huff Fauset in front of Singley Douglas School with a First Class Citizenship banner and students during a May Day Celebration.

Credit: John Mosley Collection, Courtesy Charles L. Blockson Afro American Collection, Temple University.

After receiving a masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1924, Arthur Huff Faucet became principal of Philadelphia's Douglass Singerly School and a respected folklorist. By the early 1930s Faucet was also a political activist, serving as an administrator of the National Negro Congress, and founder of the local chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. Fauset also helped organize the United People's Action Committee, which led the fight to force the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company to hire black trolley operators during World War II.

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