Martin Luther King Jr.

President Barack Obama honors U.S. Rep. John Lewis with Medal of Freedom
Mike Dougherty
July 30, 2020 - 10:29 am
Longtime congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis will be laid to rest today after a funeral at the legendary church where Martin Luther King Jr. used to deliver sermons. Lewis died July 17 at age 80. Read more here.
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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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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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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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State Senate Democrats lead a call to action on poverty.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
April 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Senate Democrats gathered at the corner of 40th Street and Haverford Avenue Thursday to kick off a 30-day effort to focus on poverty in Pennsylvania. They stood at the same place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to 10,000 Philadelphians in...
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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections/Jim Melwert
Jim Melwert
February 13, 2019 - 2:31 pm
SKIPPACK, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — From behind prison walls, Bill Cosby released a statement saying he has "no remorse" because he is innocent, adding he feels he is a "political prisoner." Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt, visits the convicted 81-year-old entertainer regularly. His most recent trip to...
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President Barack Obama presents Harris Wofford, former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania and former CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, with a 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal, Feb. 15, 2013.
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Pat Loeb
January 22, 2019 - 2:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania is mourning former U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford, who died Monday at the age of 92. He filled many roles in public service throughout his lifetime: co-founder of the Peace Corps; adviser to Martin Luther King, Jr.; Bryn Mawr College president; and state labor...
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The son of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday criticized Vice President Mike Pence for citing the slain civil rights leader to make the case for a wall along the US-Mexico border.
CNN
January 21, 2019 - 4:04 pm
By Devan Cole, CNN (CNN) -- The son of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday criticized Vice President Mike Pence for citing the slain civil rights leader to make the case for a wall along the US-Mexico border. On Sunday, Pence told CBS's Margaret Brennan on "Face the Nation," in a discussion about...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (podium) speaks at the opening ceremony of the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr., Day of Service at Girard College, Jan. 21, 2019.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
January 21, 2019 - 9:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 24th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is the largest in the nation, bringing together an estimated 150,000 volunteers across the region. Headquartered at Girard College, about 5,000 volunteers showed up Monday morning to...
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