“I. Am. The. Dream.”

Thousands of Philadelphians participated in volunteer work on Monday for MLK Day of Service. Here’s a look at some of them.

By Stella Ragas and Theo Wyss-Flamm

Things to Do on the King Day of Service in Philadelphia

MLK Day — the King Day of Service — is the perfect opportunity to engage with other Philadelphia citizens on civic projects that matter. So, Volunteer. And, attend a discussion, see a film, listen to live music …

By Lauren McCutcheon

There’s Enough King To Go Around

The debate over Martin Luther King, Jr., on a day of service in his memory is a good thing, except for what it leaves out

By Nick Taliaferro

Between King and Guns

Today we honor the great American pacifist. But it turns out that King’s relationship to guns was more complicated than you might expect.

By James Peterson

Let’s Make Every Day A Day of Service

Philly’s MLK Day of Service is the nation’s biggest. But it doesn’t capture who King really was. We must do better.

By Larry Platt

MLK’s Philly

How the City of Brotherly Love helped shape the great Civil Rights leader we honor on January 17

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Making Sense of the Senseless

As Baltimore burns, there is a whole lot of denunciation. But maybe MLK was right when he said “a riot is the language of the unheard”

By Nick Taliaferro

“Bind Up the Wounds Among Us”

Fifty-three years (and two days) after MLK’s assassination, we recall the words of Robert Kennedy, bemoaning a murderous “time of shame and sorrow”—much like our own

By Senator Robert F. Kennedy