Martin Luther King Weekend


Jan 13, 2018 to Jan 15, 2018
11:30 AM until 05:00 PM

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


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 15: In partnership with Art Sanctuary, 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 15: 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 15.




View map Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

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