Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Some of the leaders who helped lead Monday's "MLK DARE" march include (left to right), Rev. Greg Holston, POWER; Paul Winston Cange, PURP; Raphael Curtis, Fight for 15 (min.wage); Leslie MacFadyen, Ferguson Response Network; Diane Isser, 15 Now; Tamara Anderson, Caucus for Working Educators; Bishop Dwayne Royster, POWER; and Rev. Mark Tyler, POWER.  All of these leaders are featured on the podcast.  Photographed at Mother Bethel AME Church by Cherri Gregg)

Monday’s MLK Day March Through Center City Puts Next Generation of Leaders in Spotlight

The organizers of that massive march are not the names usually associated with traditional civic leadership in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the 'March on Washington'. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

MLK Day March In Center City To Focus On Social Justice Issues

The demonstration set for Monday afternoon is called the MLK Day of Action, Resistance and Empowerment, or MLK DARE.

01/19/2015

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Gears Up For 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service

A kick-off event was held Wednesday at Girard College, the headquarters for the nation’s largest day of service.

01/07/2015

Malala Yousafzai File Photo (Credit: Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

National Constitution Center Honors Youngest Liberty Medal Recipient

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest recipient in the award’s 26-year history, and for good reason.

06/30/2014

(Photo provided by Dell Music Center)

Dell East Hosting First Dramatic Stage Play, A ‘Historical’ Civil Rights Dialogue

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.

06/06/2014

(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Bank Underwrites Free Admissions To African-American Museum on MLK Day

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.

01/09/2014

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the 'March on Washington'. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

2013 IN REVIEW: Civil Rights Movement Turns 50

The tumultuous year of 1963 included the March on Washington, Dr. King’s historic speech, and the assassination of Pres. Kennedy.

12/26/2013

(Yannick Nézet-Séguin, right, conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra in this provided file photo by Jessica Griffin.)

Positively Philadelphia: Philadelphia Orchestra Concert Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King

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.

01/20/2013

(Prof. Ernst Borinski, a Jewish refugee from Germany, teaching in the social science lab of Tougaloo College, ca. 1960.  Photo courtesy of Miss. Dept. of Archives and History)

American Jewish History Museum Explores ’30s Education Links Among Blacks, Jews

The exhibit opened on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday, January 15th, to honor his legacy.

01/15/2013

Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

Philadelphia Clergy To Hold 5th Annual Bridge Walk For Peace Tomorrow

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.

04/03/2012