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(The Anderson Monarchs.  Photo provided)

South Philly Youth Team Will Revisit History During Monthlong National Tour

The Anderson Monarchs, named after the Negro League baseball team, will leave Philadelphia this evening and hit the road for a 23-day, 20-city tour that will cover more than 4,000 miles.


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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.


(St. Malachy Church, in North Philadelphia.  File photo)

Philly Archdiocese Details Its MLK Day Plans

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will conduct an interfaith prayer service and send out volunteers to work on community projects for the Martin Luther King holiday this coming Monday.


(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Local Bank Underwrites Museum Admissions For MLK Day

Citizens Bank is underwriting the African American Museum’s commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 17th, the 25th anniversary of the MLK federal holiday.


(Visitors pose to have their pictures taken with the new bust of Dr. Martin Luther King in Chester, Pa.   Photo by David Madden)

Oversized Bust Of Dr. Martin Luther King Unveiled In Chester

More than a half-million dollars in community development funds were used to create the five-foot-tall granite bust and the small gated, illuminated park that surrounds it.