Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
To honor his life, legacy, and vision, the company has launched a community art project in Philadelphia working with students from area schools and community organizations to design beautiful sculptures of Dr. King using his most memorable quotes as creative inspiration.
The nine sculptures will be on display for thousands of people to enjoy from now through the end of February during Black History Month at historic and popular locations throughout Philadelphia. The locations include the African American Museum, Betsy Ross House, City Hall, Comcast Center Plaza, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia School District Main Building, and Temple University.
We are very thankful to the more than 50 students from Art-Reach in partnership with The Overbrook School for the Blind, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, and Girard College who dedicated countless hours painting these sculptures in honor of Dr. King.
Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to celebrate the life of Dr. King, and our commitment to the African American community through our programming, our hiring, our partnerships with diverse non-profit organizations, and more.
To learn more about this project and see additional videos highlighting the story behind each piece of artwork, visit VoicesOfTheCivilRightsMovement.com.