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Eastern State Penitentiary Recognizes MLK Day With Reading Of King’s Famous Letter

Now through Monday, Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting a program called “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

01/17/2015

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce the film 'Selma' as a nominee for Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 15, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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.

01/16/2015

("Children of the Arts" perform at the dedication of a mural of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

North Philadelphia Rec Center Gets New Mural Honoring Its Namesake

The Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center now sports a mural of the slain civil rights leader.

10/23/2014

A black student, Nathaniel Steward, 17, recites his lesson surrounded by white fellows and others black students, 21 May 1954 at the Saint-Dominique school, in Washington, where for the first time in USA the Brown v Board of Education decision which outlaws segregation in state schools is applied. (credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Today Marks 60th Anniversary Of Landmark Brown Vs. Board Of Education Decision

The landmark Brown versus Board of Education decision that de-segregated public education in America turns 60 today.

05/17/2014

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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

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Philadelphian Who Attended Martin Luther King, Jr’s Original Speech Recalls Momentous Event

Reverend Robert Polk was there on the Mall 50 years ago, three-quarters of the way back along the reflecting pool.

08/28/2013

(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

Americans from across the country visited Washington D.C. to celebrate the 50th anniversary of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

50 Years After King’s March On Washington, Civil Rights Leaders Say There Is Still Work To Do

Today 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.

08/28/2013

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Ralliers From Across Country Attend March On Washington Anniversary Celebration

In the nation’s capital Saturday there was a message of hope, but also one of action.

08/24/2013

(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

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Local Organization Promotes Education Through Dance

Crowds 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.

05/05/2013

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Penn’s Annenberg School Marks 50th Anniversary For King’s Birmingham Letter

Penn’s Annenberg School is hosting an event this evening marking the 50th anniversary of a landmark bit of communication.

04/24/2013

Stigall Show Log 1.28.13

Chris reviews President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s interview on 60 minutes, LeSean McCoy’s Twitter battle with the mother of his child, and a professor from Arizona who claimed he had explosives on Independence Mall. He talks to Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup, Renee Amoore about the Republican winter meeting, and gun rights activist Larry Ward.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–01/28/2013

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Mt. Airy Church Marks MLK Day With Interfaith Service

Speakers came from a variety of denominations to speak about King’s enduring legacy.

01/21/2013

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The Kimmel Center Celebrates The Life Of Martin Luther King Jr.

It was a chance for young children to not only get a glimpse of his legacy, but start to think about how they can contribute to society through music.

01/19/2013

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