Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Philly: Memorial posts from leaders and community service around the city

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It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Philadelphia is busy remembering his legacy. City and state officials like Mayor Michael Nutter, Council President Darrell Clarke and D.A. Seth Williams have been honoring the memory of King through speeches, social media and service.


Elsewhere throughout the area, nonprofits, schools and other organizations are celebrating the holiday through service. Some schoolchildren are painting famous quotes of King while others are cleaning up Philadelphia parks.

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