In celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month, Comcast has commissioned nine, six-feet-tall sculptures of Dr. King to be displayed throughout the city. The Kimmel Center is home to one of these inspirational busts, crafted by Philadelphia's young student artist community, now through the end of February!
For a map (courtesy of Temple News) of where you can visit the MLK busts across the city, see below.
Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began early at the Kimmel Center. On Thursday, January 11 and Friday, January 12, we welcomed local Philadelphia school students for a celebration with not one, but four student matinee performances. Attendees experienced a diverse arts lineup aimed to inspire them within their communities to affect change.
The performances included: watching their peers perform in the Kimmel Center's Creative Music Program for Jazz; spoken word artist Nikki Powerhouse; an interactive tap routine by Jaye Alison and Robert F. Burden, Jr; vocalist Taylor Samuels; and spoken word artist Jos Duncan. To end the day, students viewed a video tribute about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and groundbreaking achievements for civil rights.
Remember, “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.