Those are words from today’s editorial in the Delaware County Daily Times – ‘A Day to Honor King’s greatness.’
King’s message was simple. In fact, it was rooted in the American ideal: equality, opportunity and justice for all. Not just on paper or in theory. Not just among the races or in the courtroom, but among all people and among all economic levels.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day, a lot of activity is going on around town. Chester’s Salvation Army always has a great event involving the community of churches, businesses, schools, and residents.
Here’s a couple events in Philadelphia that caught my eye and deserve mention…
- Radio station 900AM-WURD and Philadelphia magazine announced today they’re teaming up to create a special podcast around the topic of social justice. Inspired by the lengthy letter Dr. King wrote while locked away in a Birmingham jail, in which he expressed disappointment in the white church and white moderates, the podcast will feature local and national guests exploring the topic of effective white allyship. The podcast will be available at www.phillymag.com and www.900amwurd.comand aired on WURD Radio.
- Eastern State Penitentiary is holding readings of King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” The events are free; no reservation required.
- The African American Museum has reduced admission to just $2 and will have MLK-focused workshops and performances. The museum is also collecting canned goods for Philabundance and school supplies.