Editor’s note: This article was originally published in January 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.
Monday, January 21 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so we thought we’d take a trip through history and retrace his steps through Philadelphia. While King, Jr. has southern roots, the start of his journey from Baptist minister to Civil Rights activist began in and around Philly.
Throughout the sixties, he often returned to Philadelphia to give speeches at local universities and churches, as well as visit his close mentor Reverend J. Pius Barbour at Calvary Baptist Church in Chester. To celebrate MLK Day, we put together this map of all the places that he left his mark. We begin at number one, the start of MLK’s journey in Philly.
Know of another significant spot that’s not on the map? Leave a comment and we’ll add it to the list!Read More