PA-130 Octavius V. Catto (1839-1871)

Marker text: Octavius V. Catto (1839-1871)
An early graduate of the Institute for Colored Youth, Catto, who lived here, was an educator, a Union army major, and a political organizer. In 1871 he was assassinated by street rioters while urging African-Americans to vote. His death was widely mourned locally.
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 1991

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