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Opportunities Industrialization Centers

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. Opportunities Industrialization Centers Marker
Inscription. Established here in an abandoned jailhouse in 1964, O.I.C. was founded by Rev. Leon H. Sullivan and achieved worldwide recognition as a self-help vocational training center for Blacks which opened job opportunities formerly closed to them.
 
Erected 1990 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 58.713′ N, 75° 9.962′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on North 19th Street between Turner and Oxford Sts.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Universal Negro Improvement Association (approx. mile away); Siegmund Lubin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jessie Redmon Fauset (approx. 0.4 miles away); Berean Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away); Freedom Theatre (approx. half a mile away); The Legendary Blue Horizon (approx. half a mile away); The Philadelpha Pyramid Club (approx. half a mile away); Church of the Advocate (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Opportunities Industrialization Centers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. Opportunities Industrialization Centers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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