MLK Day of Service

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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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.
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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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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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The Greater Philadelphia 24th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service will take place on Jan. 21, engaging tens of thousands of volunteers.
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Cherri Gregg
January 09, 2019 - 4:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The countdown is on for the 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The event is the largest single day of service in the country, and this year's theme was inspired by the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Tradition that brings together history,...
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