Octavius V. Catto
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Formal portrait of Octavius V. Catto.

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

Schoolteacher Octavius V. Catto was captain and second baseman of the all-black Philadelphia Pythians. After his murder during the election of 1871, thousands of Philadelphians passed through the City Armory to pay their last respects.

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