April 6, 3:00 PM, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk
The Legacy of Judge Abraham Freedman: The Reform Movement of the 1950’s and Lessons Learned Abraham Freedman was a legal scholar, civic leader, judge and teacher. He fought for reformed public housing and against discrimination. He was a leader in the Jewish community of Philadelphia, and was a key figure in the city’s reform movement and one of the authors of the 1951 Home Rule Charter. This program and panel discussion will focus on the legacy and impact of Judge Freedman and the reform movement. It will also include an exploration of Judge Freedman’s archives, housed in the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Collection at Temple University Libraries.