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Liberty Bell Tapped As Part Of MLK Day National Observance

The Liberty Bell Center provided the backdrop in the annual “National Bell Ringing Ceremony” to mark MLK Day.

01/20/2014

Volunteers at Girard College on the MLK Day Or Service. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

MLK Day Of Service Draws Volunteers All Throughout Philadelphia

Tens of thousands of volunteers went to work Monday as part of more than 1,700 projects throughout the city.

01/20/2014

Dr. King at what was then called St. Joseph's College. (Credit: Glenn McCurdy)

Local Historian Shares MLK Speech Made In Philadelphia

A local historian from Bucks County has uncovered what may be the only recording from a speech Dr. Martin Luther King made in Philadelphia.

01/20/2014

Actor Dax richardson reads King's letter from Birmingham at Eastern State Penitentiary. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Special Program This Weekend Highlights MLK Letter From Jail

Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting a program this weekend, taking a look a Dr. Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham.

01/18/2014

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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

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Who’s Volunteering?

The birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. has become a national day of service and the website of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides interesting information.

01/21/2013

The Kimmel Center (credit: Wiki Commons)

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

The Reverend Robert Johnson and organizer Cheri Honkala, at City Hall demonstration. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Activists Rally In Center City To Put Home Foreclosures On Hold Indefinitely

Some neighborhood activists spent part of their Martin Luther King day of service trying to pressure the Philadelphia sheriff’s office to put home foreclosures on hold – indefinitely.

01/17/2011

Children participate in MLK Day service project at PAL in Norristown (credit: Brad Segall).

Volunteers Participate In MLK Service Project In Norristown

There were numerous service projects going on in the suburbs Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., including one in Norristown.

01/17/2011

MLK Day Of Service

For information on the MLK Day of Service, go to: http://www.mlkdayofservice.org

01/05/2011

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