Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Whereas, from its very beginning, Philadelphia High School for Girls played a leading role in the dramatic changes in women's lifestyles that began in this country in 1848, the year in which the school opened and the same year of the first Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, New York. The school proved to be a beacon of light in the bleak picture of women's lives at that time. Originally founded to train women teachers, the school program was soon expanded to provide full academic training; and

Whereas, Girls High has never ceased to provide the best education for all of the young women who filled its classrooms and walked those pink marble halls and who earned their right to teach and to aim for higher education. From the earliest days in its unique history, the school has been the launchpad for great women achievers who have influenced and enhanced the history and culture of these United States. In addition, from the school's inception, the ideals and spirit of the school have fostered lifelong sisterhood and friendship among its graduates; and

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