Dr. Martin Luther King Weekend at Eastern State Penitentiary

Date/Time

Jan 19, 2019 to Jan 21, 2019
11:30 AM until 05:00 PM

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

Description

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.

Cost

Readings of the Letter and Family Activities: Free; ESP Tours: Standard Admissi

Location

View map Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Sponsor

Eastern State Penitentiary

Phone

215-236-3300

Contact email

info@easternstate.org

Neighborhood:

Philadelphia

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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