About Cecil B.Moore Philadelphia Freedom Fighters

In year 1965 North Philadelphia had an awakening of young teens who dedicated their lives for the cause of the civil rights movement in the city of Philadelphia. They were foot soldiers to the most prominent and highly competent civil rights lawyer, Cecil B. Moore. They spend days and nights on the picket line protesting against the desegregation of Girard College. Today, almost 50 years later the Cecil B. Moore Philadelphia Freedom Fighters remaining active members have not given up on equality, justice and the right to freedom. This group is bonded together to honor the legacy of the late Cecil B. Moore and to give back to the community of youths.


This website is dedicated to the men and women of the Cecil B. Moore Philadelphia Freedom Fighters.  A relentless group of people who committed their lives to the sole purpose of equality and freedom throughout the streets of Philadelphia in the 60’s.  while some are deceased, some are inactive, and a remnant remain active in the North Philly neighborhood making appearances, singing the call and response songs of freedom and educating the next generation to stand up against injustices, and in improving and promoting North Philly Neighborhood through the living legacy of Cecil B. Moore in the city of Philadelphia

Vibrant members of the Cecil B. Moore Philadelphia Freedom Fighters are; Mel Dorn, Eugene ‘Freedom Tree’ Dawkins’, Kenneth A. Salaam ‘Freedom Smitty’, Karen Asper-Jordan, Richard J. Watson, Deborah Mills Batchelor, and Bernyce C. Mills-DeVaughn.  Along with these honorary members Miranda Alexander and Gary R. Adams are ready to continue case for a better Philadelphia.