Arthur Huff Fauset, June 1942.
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Head and shoulders photograph of a man wearing a suit jacket and tie.

Credit: Courtesy of Temple University, Urban Archives, Philadelphia, Pa.

While Jessie Fauset moved to New York, her brother Arthur remained in Philadelphia. After receiving a masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1924, he became principal of Philadelphia's Douglass Singerly School, a respected folklorist, and a political activist. A founder of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, Fauset helped lead the fight to force the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company to hire black trolley operators during World War II.

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