Join Levine Museum of the New South for a free family day celebration honoring the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!
Children’s Activities | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Levine Museum of the New South
Enjoy story time and MLK inspired arts and crafts activities! Admission is free.
Presented by Levine Museum of the New South and Harvey B. Gantt Center, join us for two programs that honor and celebrate the work of MLK Jr.:
Civil Rights & Equity: Arts, Culture, & History | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gantt Center
Join us as we explore equity with a focus on lived experiences and leadership, scholarly analysis, and arts investment. These three perspectives serve as anchors as we reflect on the intention and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, how historical patterns have re-emerged, and the role that the arts play in the ever-evolving movement towards true equity.
Arthur Griffin (Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners)
Charles Thomas (Knight Foundation)
Dr. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight (Winthrop University)
Angelique Gaines (UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute)
MLK’s Global Impact: Dance Performance | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Gantt Center
Movement can be an expression and embodiment of justice and connection! Celebrate Dr. King’s impact around the world, and places that influenced him and the Civil Rights Movement, with traditional Indian and South African dance performances by Maha’s Dances of India and MufukaWorks Dance Company.
Enjoy the recap for MLK Day 2023:
About Levine Museum of the New South
Levine Museum of the New South is the region’s premier history museum, telling the stories of the diverse people who have shaped and been shaped by this region. Through exhibits, dialogues, digital programs and celebrations that tell everyone’s story, Levine Museum explores the world today through the lens of history to deepen understanding, ignite productive dialogue, and inspire civic engagement. Since its founding in 1990, Levine Museum has earned a national reputation for its innovative and compelling programming and commitment to using history to build community.