The South Philadelphia Walk of Fame. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
Anderson, a South of South native, broke color barriers, becoming the first African-American to perform at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in 1935 and the White House the following year.
When one glances over the list of the NBA’s 50 greatest players of all time, Arizin might not be a name that immediately rolls off the tongue like Chamberlain, Jordan and Johnson, but this former St. Monica grade school pupil certainly left his permanent mark on the game.
Though he has spent most of his existence outside of its environs, Avalon has become synonymous with South Philly because of his upbeat personality and boundless ambition.