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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Celebration

Nearly 60 years after Charlotte's schools desegregated and after Dr. King appeared on the news show 60 Minutes explaining why "riots are the language of the unheard," Levine Museum examines connections to past and present through a variety of programming.


Jan. 15, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Engage in discussion and reflection with presentations, crafts, and a panel featuring Dr. Tiffany Packer of Johnson C. Smith University, photographer Alvin C. Jacobs, and Dr. Brenda Tindal about our upcoming exhibit K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace, which explores the complicated history of policing, protest and community response.

12 – 4 pm:       Craft activities (2nd floor)
                         Exhibits (1st and 2nd floors)
12:15 pm:        Presentation: Music and Black Southern History (1st floor, Harris Hall)
12:30 pm:       Story Time (2nd floor, Turner Conference Room)
2 – 3 pm:         Panel Discussion: K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace (1st floor, Harris Hall)
                         A conversation about how we remember contemporary protests with Johnson C. Smith University’s Dr. Tiffany Packer, 
                        photographer Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. and staff historian Dr. Brenda Tindal
2:45 pm:        Story Time (2nd floor, Turner Conference Room)


Jan. 16, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Enjoy a free day for the family with access to exhibits, crafts, and performances the McCrorey YMCA Senior African Drummers, Charlotte Children’s Choir of the Community School of the Arts, Davidic Praise Dance of St. Paul Baptist Church, student poets and more.

10 am – 4 pm: Craft activities (2nd floor)
                         Exhibits (1st and 2nd floors)
10:15 am:        Film Screening: The Children’s March (1st floor, Harris Hall)
10:45 am:        Story Time (2nd floor, Turner Conference Room)
11:30 am:        Performance: McCrorey YMCA Senior African Drummers (1st floor, Atrium)
11:45 am:        Story Time (2nd floor, Turner Conference Room)
12:30 pm:        Tour of Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers
12:45 pm:        Story Time (2nd floor, Turner Conference Room)
1:15 pm:          Performance: McCrorey YMCA Senior African Drummers (1st floor, Atrium)
1:45 pm:          Performance: Davidic Praise Dance from St. Paul Baptist Church (1st floor, Atrium)
                        Story Time (2nd floor, Turner Conference Room)
                        Words of Dr. King (1st floor, Harris Hall)
2:30 pm:          Performance: Children’s Choir of Charlotte (1st floor, Atrium)
2:45 pm:          Story Time (2nd floor, Turner Conference Room)
3:05 pm:          Performance: Davidic Praise Dance from St. Paul Baptist Church (1st floor, Atrium)
3:30 pm:          Performance: Poetry – Cato Middle College (1st floor, Atrium)

Free admission to the Museum both days!




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