Martin Luther King Jr.

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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Aretha Franklin
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August 17, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 30 in her hometown of Detroit. The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and friends. RELATED: A timeline of Aretha Franklin's...
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White House correspondents' dinner red carpet
August 16, 2018 - 10:30 am
(CNN) -- Here's a look at the life of the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin . Personal Birth date : March 25, 1942 Birth place : Memphis, Tennessee Birth name : Aretha Louise Franklin Father : Rev. C. L. (Clarence La Vaughn), minister and gospel singer Mother : Barbara (Siggers) Franklin, gospel...
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Pope Francis watches Aretha Franklin sing at the Festival of Families along Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
August 16, 2018 - 10:01 am
By Mesfin Fekadu and Hillel Italie, AP Entertainment Writers DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died...
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The money earmarked to save the dilapidated Camden home where the Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived back in 1950 has been diverted to the city's fire department.
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Cherri Gregg
May 10, 2018 - 5:06 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The more than $200,000 earmarked to save the dilapidated Camden home where the Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived back in 1950 has been diverted to the city's fire department. "My reaction — I was shocked," said activist and historian Patrick Duff. He has been...
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