King’s Chester Years

In an excerpt from the bestselling King: A Life, the iconic moral leader attends Chester’s Crozer Theological Seminary, takes part in his first civil rights confrontation (in a Maple Shade, New Jersey bar!) and loses his heart … to a White woman

By Jonathan Eig

MLK and the Limitless Legacy of Hope

Hope may be infinite, as the Civil Rights icon told us. But it requires action

By James Peterson

King Day of Service in Philly — Where to Go, What to Do

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a perfect opportunity to engage with other Philadelphia citizens on civic projects that matter. Volunteer. Visit a museum. Build peace

By Lauren McCutcheon

The Fourth of July Voices We Need to Read Now

July 4th means different things to different Americans. Here, a host of Independence Day perspectives — from Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Ronald Reagan and more — that remind us what it means to be free

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

“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

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