African-American Museum in Philadelphia prepares 4-day MLK-inspired weekend

John McDevitt
January 15, 2019 - 1:40 pm
Patricia Wilson Aden, president and CEO of the African American Museum in Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The African American Museum in Philadelphia will offer four days of special programming for Martin Luther King Jr. Day thanks to support from the charitable arm of a local financial institution.

For the 13th year the Citizens Charitable Foundation presented the museum with a $25,000 contribution for programming. The theme this year is "Media and the Movement."

Patricia Wilson Aden, president and CEO of the museum, said, "Dr. King and other leaders throughout African-American history learned how and when to use these media platforms to agitate for justice, alert the world to sometimes hidden truths, and to connect individual citizens to larger discourses that most concern our communities."

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Apart from the museum's core exhibits, guests can experience a screening of the documentary "Whose Streets?" a jazz performance with international vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd, a scavenger hunt, a visit from the Phillie Phanatic, and a conversation between Philadelphia writer, producer and educator Stephanie Renee and Alejandro "Ali" Danois, editor in chief of sports news website The Shadow League.