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50 Years Later, New Book Marks 1963 As A Most Pivotal Year in US History

Ask someone about the most important year of the tumultuous ’60s and it’ll probably come down to either 1963 or 1968. But author Byron Williams has made his choice.

10/19/2013

(Soul singer Alexis P. Suter, center, sings songs performed at the 1963 March on Washington as part of the National Constitution Center's anniversary celebration.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Anniversary of Dr. MLK’s Famous Speech Commemorated at Constitution Center

“The document that gives us our rights is what we celebrate here every day — the Constitution — and that’s what they were fighting for in 1963,” notes NCC program coordinator Jenna Winterle.

08/28/2013

(Martin Luther King III speaks at Philadelphia City Hall as the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington nears.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Eldest Son of Dr. MLK Visits Philadelphia As ‘I Have a Dream’ Anniversary Draws Near

Mayor Michael Nutter joined Martin Luther King III at City Hall to announce that Philadelphia will join a national campaign on poverty, jobs, and education as the 50th anniversay of the historic March on Washington draws near.

08/07/2013

(Garner on left along with director of programming showing off synagogue. Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Free Admission To MLK Exhibit At Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend with a free program that includes dramatic readings of King’s famous letter from Birmingham Jail.

01/19/2013

(Credit: Temple University)

Temple’s New Website Tells The Story Of Civil Rights In Philadelphia

Temple University just launched a new website that helps tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement in Philadelphia.

11/26/2011

(by KYW's Karin Phillips)

Authors Speak About 19th Century Civil Rights Movement

Two local authors have written a new book on America’s first civil rights movement in the 19th century. The two authors spoke to employees of PNC Bank at a Black History Month event this week.

02/18/2011

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