Here’s a look at what you may have missed:
It’s been a half century since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered what was perhaps the defining speech of the civil rights movement. We recently caught up with Northwest Philadelphia residents to see what King’s words mean to them today. Check out Brad Larrison’s story and video for more details.
Kyle Seelig recently got the opportunity of a lifetime while taking in the competition at this year’s U.S. Open. After besting four fellow amateurs in a skills competition, Seeling took on three tennis greats. It went better than he ever imagined. Check out Brian Hickey’s story to learn more.
Funding from the William Penn Foundation will be used for new initiatives at the 55-acre site in East Germantown that aim to make Awbury a stronger organization with even more opportunities for the public to enjoy the grounds. Check out Alan Jaffe’s story for more details.
Camelot Schools wanted to lease Germantown High School’s now-shut building to house three of its alternative education programs. Though that plan is now on hold, the experience of watching the for-profit company make its pitch to the community was eye-opening for former GHS teacher Dave Lewandowski. Check out his essay to learn more.