Dr. Martin Luther King Weekend

Date/Time

Jan 18, 2020 to Jan 20, 2020
10:00 AM until 05:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Description

Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Engage in special readings from the landmark text and respond to its relevance today. All special activities are free and open to the public. Daytime tours are available for standard admission prices.

Professional actors, youth and community leaders read excerpts from Dr. King’s letter three times a day on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. After each reading, visitors are invited to respond to the letter’s relevance today during an informal discussion moderated by a civil rights scholar. 

In addition, on Monday, January 20 only, join family activities (10 am - 4 pm) with the African American Museum in Philadelphia and Art Sanctuary, musical performances (1 pm and 3 pm) by Justin Griggs, and community electronics recycling (10 am - 2 pm) with PAR-Recycle Works.

Cost

FREE

Location

View map Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Sponsor

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Phone

215-236-3300

Contact email

info@easternstate.org

Location:

PA - Philadelphia

Free Event?:

No Cost

Approximate Cost Range Per Person:

Free

Pre-Register?:

No registration needed

Ages:

Elementary School Age,Middle School & Teens,Parents

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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