After Community Protest, Septa Makes Change To Electronic Bus Signs

Mike DeNardo, CBS Philly, April 25, 2012

After a community protest, SEPTA has agreed to spell-out the name of Cecil B. Moore on its electronic bus signs.

North Philadelphia activist Mel Dorn says he noticed that the lighted sign on SEPTA’s Route 3 bus read “33rd and C.B. Moore” as a destination instead of “Cecil B. Moore” Avenue.

Dorn saw the abbreviation of the late civil rights leader’s name as a sign of disrespect.

“This is somebody that, even in death, we love him very much. The legacy can never die with us living,” Dorn said.

After meeting Wednesday with Dorn and the Cecil B. Moore Freedom Fighters, SEPTA agreed to change the sign.

SEPTA’s Assistant General Manager for Government Affairs, Frances Jones, says the transit agency meant no insult to Moore’s memory.

“It was just a matter of trying to make it visually more appealing to our riders, and in no way was it disrespect to his legacy or his life,” Jones explained.

The city is also correcting a half dozen street signs that read “C.B. Moore.”



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  • Washington St., Franklin St., Lincoln Ave., 
    all are abbreviated forms of American presidents. 

    No one cares. 

    But King Blvd.? That will never happen.

    It must be “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.”

    • How can you be such a disrepectful, vile racist? That’s THE REVEREND Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      • Sorry for the oversight.


      • Detroit_WASP

        You stole my thunder!  

    • Rocky Bass

       Even though his doctoral thesis was almost wholly pilfered. Same with seminary school as well. So the Dr. and the Reverend should be removed. Hell even the Martin Luther part was contrived. Wasn’t he just plain Mike King? But he did have the right leftist views and skin color so…

  • WmarkW

    On the Washington DC Green Line to the Smithsonsian, between Shaw and Mount Vernon Square stations is, U Street/Cardozo/African-American Civil War Memorial
    And every time, the driver pronounces all nineteen syllables.

    • Anon

       Dude, the driver doesn’t pronounce anything.  That’s a recording.

  • Up to my neck in CA

    “I was determined when I got back [from World War II combat] that what rights I didn’t have I was going to take, using every weapon in the arsenal of democracy. After nine years in the Marine Corps, I don’t intend to take another order from any son of a bitch that walks.”—Cecil B. Moore

    Why Wikipedia (Make-up-ipedia as I refer to it as) put the parenthesis around the WWII combat vet I do not know.

    • Wasnt that after he won the Medal of Honor over in Iwo Jima?

  • Zapp Branigan

    My God how sensitive and delicate are blacks?
    You’d think it would embarrass them to whine about something so trivial.

    • Blaak Obongo

      Africans are in a perpetual state of outrage, aided and encouraged by a smirking governmedia that has decreed we are to kowtow to their every tantrum.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Embarass them? They would need a conscience and a sense of shame for that.

  • Never heard of him, but I am sure before it’s all over, we will be forced to honor even the most obscure “civil rights” people and maybe even Rosa Parks dog.

  • No

    As usual, the irony escaspes the negro:   That must be some legacy the guy left if no one recognizes his name! 

    Who the heck is Cecil B Moore?  From what I can tell, a small fish in a tiny pond.  He died in 1979 so this current crowd of savages has no idea who he is. 

    But hey, the weekend’s coming . . . this gives race hustlers and black preachers something to squawk about.

  • The__Bobster

    Just remember that everything they tell you about avoiding MLK Blvd. also applies to Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

  • Gee whiz…diversity is so sensitive.  A sign of disrespect….why is respect always brought up with these people? I guess it’s one more thing that needs to be earned, but they want given.  

  • Detroit_WASP

    That ain’t disrespect, this is.  Here in Detroit a black crack-head broke in on….robbed and beat the hell out of Rosa Parks.  And the worst part is, the crack-head KNEW she was Rosa Parks. 

  • sbuffalonative

    I’m glad they got the name corrected. Now that this blatant act of disrespect is over,  all the problems in the black community will be solved and the black community will be transformed.

  • Andromeda

    Does anybody, ever, tell these people “no and you’re a moron for bringing it up”?  Apparently not.

  • Zapp Branigan

    OMG I never realized when referring to President Kennedy as JFK we were being so disrespectful.

  • The__Bobster

    No, the libtarded Philly MSM call it that, too.

  • Why would the city meet with these goons or even give them the time of day?

    •  Because both the city government and the transit agency are populated with the same kind of goons.

      Why is Philadelphia anti-white hate central?  I could tell you why in 1000 words, or one photo:

  • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

     Hey, I know that road! It’s the one that always comes up on my “Avoid Ghetto” app!