Photos from January 16
We had a great turnout from PFT members at the MLK D.A.R.E. Coalition March!
Video: Full MLK Day Rally
News Media Coverage from the March
In the basement of Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church at Sixth and Lombard Streets, a slab seals the tomb of founder Richard Allen. “I have fought the good fight,” read the lines of Scripture carved on the stone. “I have finished my course. I have kept the faith.”
With Republicans set to control Washington, a coalition of left-leaning organizations marched near Independence Hall Monday to rally against President-elect Donald Trump and unify for the fight ahead. About 30 groups took part in the Philly MLK Day D.A.R.E. March for a Better America and organizers estimated the crowd at 2,500.
Calling themselves the “Reclaim MLK Coalition,” more than 30 community, religious, labor, student and environmental groups say they will observe this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day by “taking to the streets in the spirit of activism and resistance in which this great American tirelessly worked.” The groups include P.O.W.E.R.