Martin Luther King Day
WALK FOR PEACE
Kick off at 11am at 51st & Brown Street
then come to The Rotunda!
Calling all Youth Groups, Drill Teams, Schools and Community Organizations.
Come join us in a day of Community Service as we Celebrate and Commemorate Dr. Kings memorial “Freedom Now” rally at 40th & Lancaster in 1965. The walk will begin 11am at 51st & Brown Street going down to Brown St & Lancaster Ave then down to 40th & Lancaster Ave. The walk will be followed by a day of programs, free food and activities at the Mount Olivet Community Center - 641 Preston Street and The Rotunda at 4014 Walnut Street.
A three-part memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. stands at the intersection of 40th Street and Lancaster and Haverford Avenues in Mantua, the site of the late civil rights leader’s Philadelphia “Freedom Now” rally on August 3, 1965. A bronze bust by artist Rebecca Rose depicts MLK Jr.; painter Cliff Eubanks’ mural evokes a photo from that day, while a historical marker explains the event’s significance.
For more information please contact: Rahim Muhammad 610-352-0424 or Officer Jessie Woodhouse 267- 970-9375 or Mr. Roberson 267-977-4206
Sponsored by: PA Council on the Arts & Philadelphia Cultural Fund