Martin Luther King Jr Day: It Takes a Village

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Our celebration this year will be in partnership with the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture as we continue our collaboration with the Smithsonian exhibition Men of Change. Power. Triumph. Truth. 

Monday, January 16, 2023

9 am – 5 pm at the Gantt Center

551 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Programming during MLK Day will include:

  • Community-led conversations reflecting how unified effort contributed to the success of the Civil Rights Movement and how we can adapt those same principles today
  • Lectures from regional historians, scholars, and history-makers to give uncommon context to Dr. King’s work
  • Theater and live musical performances from premier performers in Charlotte and beyond
  • Elevated hands-on art experiences in which guests can have a durable keepsake to commemorate the day
  • Community mural that artistically represents the day’s theme
  • Quilting/sewing workshops for scarves and other clothing items to be donated to our community members in need

More details will be shared soon, so stay tuned!


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Jan 16 2023


9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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