Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration 2013
Monday, January 21
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Our 2-day MLK Celebration continues with exhibits, family activities, performances and more.
For the 8th consecutive year, the museum will offer free admission, exhibits, activities and a range of performances to celebrate Dr. King's life and teachings.
This year's celebration, taking place over the course of 2 days, also marks the opening of a new exhibit titled Fighting for Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We the People"?. Guests attending the Jan. 20-21 MLK Celebration will be among the first to see the exhibit, and enjoy activities related to themes found in both the exhibit and Dr. King's work.
On Sunday, the museum will offer crafts, activities and story time, along with screenings of three films that examine the many meanings of democracy and activism. On Monday, guests will continue to explore these themes and history through different cultural activities, including dance, drumming, a family kite-making craft, a music and southern history program, and story time for children.
Partners and program participants include: Revolution Royalty Step Team, the Davidic Praise of St. Paul Baptist Church, the McCorey YMCA, Rosalia Torres-Weiner, and WBAV 101.9 FM.
Admission is free on Sunday from 12-4pm, and Monday from 10-4pm. Due to the expected number of visitors, tickets will be issued throughout each day on an hourly schedule, based on the building's capacity.
MONDAY, JAN. 21
10am - 4pm: Exhibits Fighting for Democracy and Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers
10am: "Courage in the Community" program
10:30am: Family Kite Making Craft
10:45am: Story time
11am: McCrorey YMCA African Drummers performance
11:30am: Revolution Royalty Step Team
12pm: Family Kite Making Craft
12:30pm: McCrorey YMCA African Drummers performance
12:45pm: Story time
1:30pm: Revolution Royalty Step Team
2pm: "Music and Black Southern History" program
2:45pm: Story time
3pm: Davidic Praise of St. Paul Baptist Church performance
3:45pm: Story time