Join us to celebrate a new mural at the Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club, the first Boys & Girls Club to serve African American youth and the first to be led by an African American Director, William T. Coleman. The Blueprint by artist Felix St. Fort weaves together the incredible legacies of each partner organization, as a foundation built upon by later African American STEAM innovators—inspiring figures from Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math fields.
Depicted in the mural are: (blueprint, left to right) historic Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club, William Coleman; (upper right) Margaret Roselle Hawkins and Sarah Strickland Scott, Founders of The Links, Inc.; (lower right) Charles Shirley and M. Francis Hunter, esteemed Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club Alumni. STEAM innovators (in color, left to right) include: Henry T. Sampson, Engineer and Technologist; Dr. Alexa Canady, Neurosurgeon; Misty Copeland, Ballerina; Mae C. Jemison, Astronaut and Doctor; and Percy Julian, Chemist and Civil Rights Activist.
The Blueprint was sponsored by The Lenfest Foundation; The Links, Incorporated Delaware Valley (PA) Chapter; and the City of Philadelphia. Partners include the Wissahickon Boys & Girls Club and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia.