Friday, January 17, 2014

Top 10 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events

January 20th, 2014 is MLK Day of Service

President Ronald Reagan signed into law on November 2, 1983, a bill creating a federal holiday to honor Dr. King. The first observance was January 20th, 1986. Dr. King's birth date is January 15.

1. January 17th at 7PM 36 members of the Chester Children's Chorus will  be performing at historic Calvary Baptist Church in Chester to celebrate the Dr. Martin Luther King Legacy.

2. On January 18th thru January 20th the Eastern Penitentiary in Philadelphia is featuring special readings from the landmark text, “Letter from Birmingham Jail”special times throughout the day.

3. On January 18-20, 2014, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. a Junior Ranger program will be held for kids at the
Martin Luther Ling Jr. Memorial in Washington, D. C.

4. January 19th James Meredith, the University of Mississippi's first black student will speak at Media Presbyterian Church in Media. This event sponsored by the Media Fellowship House will also include local musical guests and begins at 3:45pm.

5. January 20th between 8AM and 9AM the National Park Service will host a wreath laying service at the Martin Luther Ling Jr. Memorial in Washington, D. C.

6. On January 19th The National Cathedral in Washington D. C. will be offering a Symphony of Brotherhood and a live webcast of their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event on January 20th, Building the Peaceable Kingdom.

7. January 20th the Franklin Institute will show the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream" speech at the top of the hour at the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial and participate in the science scavenger hunt of scientific breakthroughs made by famous African Americans and you can make a dreamcatcher.

8. January 20th At the African American Museum in Philadelphia 11am - 5PM Schedule of Events

9. January 20th Girard College Chapel will host the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

10. January 20th "Hoops from the Heart" a MLK Day of Service initiative started in 2002 will be held at Cabrini College in Radnor, Haverford College in Haverford, Neumann University in Aston, Widener University in Chester and Springfield High School from 9AM - Noon.  Click on the Chester City Blog for more information links.

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