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Eastern State Penitentiary Recognizes MLK Day With Reading Of King's Famous LetterNow through Monday, Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting a program called "Letter from Birmingham Jail."
Local Business Leaders Covering Cost Of Tickets For Thousands Of School Kids To See “Selma”Local business leaders are busy asking for private donations so they can send students to see the movie “Selma” for free.
North Philadelphia Rec Center Gets New Mural Honoring Its NamesakeThe Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center now sports a mural of the slain civil rights leader.
Today Marks 60th Anniversary Of Landmark Brown Vs. Board Of Education DecisionThe landmark Brown versus Board of Education decision that de-segregated public education in America turns 60 today.
50 Years Later, New Book Marks 1963 As A Most Pivotal Year in US HistoryAsk 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.
Philadelphian Who Attended Martin Luther King, Jr's Original Speech Recalls Momentous EventReverend Robert Polk was there on the Mall 50 years ago, three-quarters of the way back along the reflecting pool.
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.
50 Years After King's March On Washington, Civil Rights Leaders Say There Is Still Work To DoToday marks the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and area thought leaders weigh-in on the pace of the progress toward the "dream" since that day.
Ralliers From Across Country Attend March On Washington Anniversary CelebrationIn the nation's capital Saturday there was a message of hope, but also one of action.
Eldest Son of Dr. MLK Visits Philadelphia As 'I Have a Dream' Anniversary Draws NearMayor 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.
Local Organization Promotes Education Through DanceCrowds gathered at Clark Park in West Philadelphia on Sunday to watch break dancers from the organization Hip Hop Fundamentals give a history lesson about civil rights in America through dance.
Penn's Annenberg School Marks 50th Anniversary For King's Birmingham LetterPenn's Annenberg School is hosting an event this evening marking the 50th anniversary of a landmark bit of communication.
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