Martin Luther King Jr.

State Senate Democrats lead a call to action on poverty.
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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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Antionette Lee
February 09, 2019 - 7:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Independence Seaport Museum visitors received a lesson on the unnamed women who are often left out of Black History Month. Dr. Nyasha Junior says it’s easy to teach black history lessons by highlighting the work of individuals like Martin Luther King Jr., Frederick...
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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.
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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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Kevin Durant
Mark J. Terrill/AP
January 21, 2019 - 6:57 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader. "What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many...
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Patricia Wilson Aden, president and CEO of the African American Museum in Philadelphia
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John McDevitt
January 15, 2019 - 1:40 pm
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...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Rachel Kurland
January 11, 2019 - 2:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Jan. 21, Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting a weekend of activities honoring the late civil rights leader. The museum will hold readings and discussions of King's 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail." King was arrested in Birmingham...
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Brothers Theodore (left) and Charles Hicks were the first African-American students to integrate Girard College in 1968. They shared their story to students Tuesday for the 50th anniversary of desegregating the school.
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Cherri Gregg
September 11, 2018 - 7:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fifty years ago, Girard College was changed forever when four African-American boys walked into the gates of the historic institution as students. Before that time, the school was limited to white males. It took months of protests and a Supreme Court decision to...
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