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    Dr. Martin Luther King Weekend

    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

    2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
    • Saturday January 19th 2019 at 11:30am to Monday January 21st 2019 at 5:00pm

    Eastern State Penitentiary commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & his 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” with special readings from the landmark text & opportunities for visitors to respond to its relevance today. Professional actors, youth readers, & community leaders read excerpts from King’s letter three times a day on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, & 3:30 pm.


    An informal Q&A moderated by a civil rights scholar follows each reading, giving visitors an opportunity to respond to the letter’s relevance today. Family Activities on Monday, January 21: The historic site invites children ages 7-12 & their families to create art in response to themes found in the letter, & read stories about Dr. King’s life and legacy.


    Community Electronics Recycling on Monday, January 21: In partnership with PAR-Recycle Works, the historic site encourages the public to recycle old electronics from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on January 21.


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