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Amy Cohen

Amy Cohen spent 20 years as a social studies teacher, most recently at Masterman. She is currently the Director of Education at History Making Productions. She is author of a study guide to accompany Tasting Freedom: Octavius V. Catto and the Fight for Equality in Civil War America by Dan Biddle and Murray Dubin. She is also the author of Octavius Catto: Remembering a Forgotten Hero, a biography geared toward middle and high school students. Amy was born and raised in Center City long before the era of sidewalk cafes and pop up beer gardens. She now lives in West Mount Airy with her husband—also a lifelong Philadelphian—and her two daughters.

In The Aftermath Of Charlottesville, Counting On The Catto Memorial

In The Aftermath Of Charlottesville, Counting On The Catto Memorial

August 15, 2017  |  Soapbox

As Southern cities erupt in protest and race-fueled violence over the removal of Confederate memorials, historian Amy Cohen looks at Philadelphia's lack of diversity in public monuments > more