“Big Mom” Ella Taggert Jones (at left in white hat) leads demonstrators protesting Girard College’s segregationist admissions policy, Philadelphia

June 20, 1965
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John W. Mosley Photograph Collection, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA.

“Big Mom” Ella Taggert Jones was a civil rights activist. Here she leads a group from the historic Jones Tabernacle AME Church and Parish House, known today as the United Methodist Episcopal Church located in North Philadelphia.

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