The William H. Gray III Memorial Foundation was created to honor and leverage the legacy of Congressman and Reverend William H. Gray III.
The Foundation is a cornerstone partner in AMTRAK’s $400 million redevelopment of Philadelphia’s historic 30th Street Station, which includes renaming it in Congressman Gray’s honor and building a living memorial and virtual educational center at the redeveloped station.
This memorial project is designed to bring community together by engaging and educating citizens on public service, social justice, and economic empowerment in America – past, present, and future.
The new memorial will reflect the ideals of civic engagement that Congressman Gray championed, while sparking a fresh public conversation about how to apply his legacy to the present day.
The issues we confront today as a community and as a nation—including persistent economic inequalities, racial discrimination, and threats to democracy—make Congressman Gray’s words and activism as relevant and inspiring today as they were when he was alive.
At a moment when the need for public memorials are being questioned, this memorial seeks to create a compelling call to action.
Congressman Gray’s legacy will inspire citizens and visitors alike to engage in reflection, conversation and action as cornerstones of a society enriched by public service.