Martin Luther King

MLK Day of Service at Girard College
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
January 20, 2020 - 1:54 pm
About 150,000 volunteers dispersed across the greater Philadelphia region for the 25th annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. And as the 2020 election approaches, leaders took the time to emphasize the importance and history of voting in the U.S. Read more here.
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Community leaders, students and professional actors read excerpts from King's landmark 1963 texts "Letters from Birmingham Jail."
Shara Dae Howard/KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
January 17, 2020 - 12:06 pm
An exhibit at Eastern State Penitentiary commemorating Martin Luther King Day hinges on readings from his landmark 1963 texts "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Read more here.
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International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance
Scott Robbins
Holli Stephens
January 17, 2020 - 4:00 am
Whatever you choose to do this weekend, get started with The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs this weekend. Listen to our top picks here.
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Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
January 08, 2020 - 2:44 pm
The 25th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is less than two weeks away. This year’s theme: Be counted. Read more here.
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U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., poses for a photograph under a quote of his that is displayed in the Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tenn.
Mark Humphrey/AP Photo, File
AP News
December 30, 2019 - 6:25 am
As a civil rights activist at 25, John Lewis was beaten so badly his skull was fractured and the TV images from an Alabama bridge in the 1960s forced a nation's awakening to racial discrimination. As a congressman today at 79, Lewis is facing a foe like none before: advanced pancreatic cancer. Read...
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Save The Paseo protesters
Charlie Riedel/AP
AP News
November 06, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King's name from one of the city's most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon. Read more here.
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In this Dec. 10, 2001 file photo Linda Johnson Rice, president and chief operating officer of Jet magazine, looks over awards and recognitions won by the magazine in its 50-year lifetime at Jet's Chicago headquarters.
Ted S. Warren/AP Photo, File
July 26, 2019 - 1:39 pm
By Russell Contreras and Sally Ho, Associated Press The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost. But it's also causing some to mourn since the images, including photos of...
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The Rev. Howard Thurman was a spiritual genius who shaped much of 20th century America but his introverted persona kept him away from the spotlight.
Mark Kauffman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
February 01, 2019 - 1:08 pm
By John Blake, CNN (CNN) -- A visitor seeking advice from the Rev. Howard Thurman one day was talking about what the world needs when Thurman interrupted him. "Don't ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive, and go do it," Thurman told him. "Because what the world needs are people...
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Guy Jones, left, and a supporter of President Donald Trump named Don embrace during a gathering of Native American supporters in front of the Catholic Diocese of Covington in Covington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.
Bryan Woolston/AP Photo
January 22, 2019 - 1:23 pm
By John Minchillo and Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky boys' school shut down its campus on Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a...
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Asheville, N.C.
Dreamstime
January 22, 2019 - 11:13 am
By Kristy Kepley-Steward ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS ) -- An Asheville man spoke with News 13 after finding a KKK recruitment flyer on his lawn in the Montford neighborhood on Tuesday—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. He reported that to Asheville Police Department, and investigators said the same flyer was...
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