Liberty Bell rings on MLK Day

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HughE Dillon

HughE Dillon is a Philadelphia-based photographer and creator of the PhillyChitChat blog. Follow him on Twitter @HughE_Dillon and on Instagram @PhillyChitChat.


The Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Association for Nonviolence held their annual symbolic ringing of the Philadelphia Liberty Bell on Monday. The program began with the singing of the National Anthem by Kim Sledge, member of the world-renowned group, Sister Sledge. Notable speakers of the day including Cynthia McLeod, superintendent of Independence National Historical Park; Dr. William Tucker, President of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence (via Zoom); as well as this year’s bell ringer, Gregory Deavens, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross.

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Gregory Deavens, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross. HughE Dillon
Dr. Evelyn Partridge, treasurer of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence, at the 36th Annual National Bell Ringing Ceremony to commemorate MLK Birthday.HughE Dillon
Natasha Brown, of CBSPhilly, at the 36th Annual National Bell Ringing Ceremony to commemorate MLK Birthday.HughE Dillon
Senator Vincent Hughes at the 36th Annual National Bell Ringing Ceremony to commemorate MLK Birthday.HughE Dillon
PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro at the 36th Annual National Bell Ringing Ceremony to commemorate MLK Birthday.HughE Dillon
A tourist visits the Liberty Bell Pavillion on Martin Luther King’s birthday.HughE Dillon
Rachel Merrill sings “Lift Every Voice” at the 36th Annual National Bell Ringing Ceremony to commemorate MLK Birthday.HughE Dillon
Kim Sledge sings the United States National Anthem at the 36th Annual National Bell Ringing Ceremony to commemorate MLK Birthday.HughE Dillon

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