Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The National Liberty Museum, in Old City, rolled out the red carpet for three students who submitted the winning essays and video speeches marking the 50th anniversary of the historic march.
The organizers of that massive march are not the names usually associated with traditional civic leadership in Philadelphia.
The demonstration set for Monday afternoon is called the MLK Day of Action, Resistance and Empowerment, or MLK DARE.
A kick-off event was held Wednesday at Girard College, the headquarters for the nation’s largest day of service.
Malala Yousafzai is the youngest recipient in the award’s 26-year history, and for good reason.
School District of Philadelphia to host its first dramatic stage play ever.
The play, presented Saturday at 8pm, is a fictional account of a meeting between civil rights leaders Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Citizens Bank CEO Daniel Fitzpatrick said the bank’s charitable foundation is donating $25,000 to underwrite the museum’s costs on January 20th, to offer free admission and cultural activities to more than 3,000 expected visitors.
The tumultuous year of 1963 included the March on Washington, Dr. King’s historic speech, and the assassination of Pres. Kennedy.
The concert begins at 4pm on MLK Day at Martin Luther King High School, and the orchestra’s new music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will be there.
The exhibit opened on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday, January 15th, to honor his legacy.
April 4th, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther Kings’ assassination, doesn’t have to be a day of sad remembrance. Instead, organizers say it’s an opportunity to stand against violence and to further Dr. King’s legacy.