Museum Of American Revolution In Philly Holding Special Martin Luther King Jr. Events Throughout Holiday Weekend

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The sounds of the Philadelphia Jazz Project filled the Museum of the American Revolution in Old City on Saturday afternoon. The performance was part of the holiday-long celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Special programs continue at the museum through Monday.

At 1:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, a poem written by Phillis Wheatley, the first published black female poet in U.S. history, will be read in the Liberty Tree gallery at the museum.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, a history lesson on James Forten, a free African-American man who volunteered aboard a ship to fight the British Navy when he was just 14 years old and later, became a prominent abolitionist and Philly businessman.

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