SEPTA agrees to put Cecil B. Moore’s full name back on bus route

    The change might have been subtle for some.

    In an effort to make digital bus signs clearer, SEPTA shortened Cecil B. Moore to C.B. Moore. But the Cecil B. Moore Philadelphia Freedom Fighters say by shortening Moore’s name, the activist’s legacy is being maligned.

    Update, April 26 SEPTA has agreed to restore its digital signs to show Moore’s full name, the Inquirer reports. The front of the Route 3 bus will read “33rd- Cecil B. Moore Ave” instead of “33rd- C. B. Moore Ave.”

    The Daily News reports the Freedom Fighters are expected to meet with SEPTA to iron things out.

    As for the new street signs on Cecil B. Moore Avenue that also use an abbreviation of Moore’s name — the city says that was a mistake that will be corrected.

    This post was originally published April 25 and has been updated.

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