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Martin Luther King "Freedom Now" Rally Marker to Be Dedicated

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, together with the Preservation Alliance, HUB Coalition, Inc., People's Emergency Center and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program invite you to the dedication of an official State Historical Marker, mural and MLK sculpture commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King's 1965 "Freedom Now" Rally. On August 3, 1965, Dr. King addressed a crowd of 10,000 at the intersection of 40th Street, Lancaster Avenue and Haverford Avenue. The historic event was part of Dr. King's "Freedom Now" tour to Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland and Boston in gratitude for support given to his Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King brought his message into northern Black neighborhoods, supporting local civil rights efforts and raising funds. Be a part of history and join in this event to honor Dr. King and ce lebrate the ongoing revitalization of Lancaster Avenue on Saturday, June 19, 12:00pm, at the intersection of 40th Street, Lancaster Avenue and Haverford Avenue. Free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested, by June 14, to 215.546.1146 x6 or .


For more information and other Preservation Alliance events, click here.

Neighborhoods: Powelton Village
Categories: Event

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