MLK Day

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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To cap off the largest MLK Day of Service event in the country, the Philadelphia Orchestra and a high school choir performed in the intimate chapel at Girard College.
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Steve Tawa
January 21, 2019 - 5:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — To cap off the largest MLK Day of Service event in the country, the Philadelphia Orchestra and a high school choir performed in the intimate chapel at Girard College. Orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducted works that included African-American...
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At the 37th annual opening of MLK Day, Laura Wooten did the honors of ringing in the holiday.
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Pat Loeb
January 21, 2019 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 37th annual "opening" of MLK Day took place in Philadelphia Monday, but not in its usual location. The partial federal government shutdown has closed the Liberty Bell Pavilion, where the ceremony has been held since 1986. Organizers were determined to carry on the...
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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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A ceremony that is held every year at the Liberty Bell on MLK Day won't be taking place this year due to the partial government shutdown.
Dreamstime
Antionette Lee
January 20, 2019 - 11:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A ceremony that is held every year at the Liberty Bell on MLK Day won't be taking place this year due to the partial government shutdown. Efforts to raise money to reopen the park over the three-day weekend fell short. Jeff Guaracino, CEO of Visit Philly, says the...
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Dreamstime
Matt Leon
January 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's become a Martin Luther King Jr., Day tradition in Delaware County: The 18th annual Hoops from the Heart youth basketball clinics are set for Monday. The clinics will be held at four college across Delaware County — Neumann , Widener and Cabrini universities, and...
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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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