Last month members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated made a motion to the Philadelphia city council to rename one of its founders. Dr. Oscar J. Cooper not only helped found the Black fraternity, but he also made significant contributions to the medical industry.
The city council voted and decided to move forward with the motion. Philly’s West Jefferson Street, between the 1600 and 1700 block, will soon be known as Dr. Oscar J. Cooper Way.
Members of the fraternity were in attendance when the vote took place. There is no word on how quickly the change will take place, but it is definitely an amazing way to honor a man who contributed so much to Black history.