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This past weekend, nearly 100,000 people flooded Selma, AL to commemorate the 50th anniversary of marches to show support for African Americans’ right to vote. President Obama delivered a moving speech considered by some to be his best since taking office.

Speaker Bishop Dwayne Royster. More about the rally and POWER at www.powerphiladelphia.org/news/black-liv­es-matter-protestors-plan-mlk-day-march

Speaker Rev. Gregory Holston. More about the rally and POWER at www.powerphiladelphia.org/news/black-liv­es-matter-protestors-plan-mlk-day-march

Speaker Youssef Kromah. More about the rally and POWER at www.powerphiladelphia.org/news/black-liv­es-matter-protestors-plan-mlk-day-march

Speaker Aja. More about the rally and POWER at www.powerphiladelphia.org/news/black-liv­es-matter-protestors-plan-mlk-day-march

Speaker Jerry Jordan. More about the rally and POWER at www.powerphiladelphia.org/news/black-liv­es-matter-protestors-plan-mlk-day-march

Speaker Onetha McKnight. More about the rally and POWER at www.powerphiladelphia.org/news/black-liv­es-matter-protestors-plan-mlk-day-marchD­escription

In celebration of Black History Month, 900AM-WURD and The Library Company of Philadelphia present WURD Speaks: 150 Years of Freedom Fighting on February 25, where we will discuss the evolution of Black activism – past, present and future. Professor and historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar recently published the New York Times op-ed “George Washington, Slave Catcher,” which provides the perfect backdrop to our event. Click the headline or image to read more.

As always, 900AM-WURD joins the world on the observance of Martin Luther King Day with special programming and participation in various events around the region. Read on for an overview of what we have planned this year.


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