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Dr. Martin Luther King Weekend

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Martin Luther King Weekend

Eastern State Penitentiary commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” with special readings from the landmark text and opportunities for visitors to respond to its relevance today.

Why did the civil rights leaders of the 1960s choose jail time to demonstrate their plight? How did Dr. King’s letter, written in the margins of a newspaper and smuggled out of Birmingham Jail, create a pivotal moment in the American civil rights movement? If Dr. King were alive today, what issues would his letter address?

Venue

Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Phone:
(215) 236-3300
Website:
http://www.easternstate.org/bastille-day
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