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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Community Celebration  

Levine Museum of the New South

Sunday, Jan. 19, 12 - 4:00 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION, EXHIBITS, PROGRAMS, FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Held annually on the Sunday and Monday of the holiday weekend, the MLK Day Community Celebration is consistently the museum's largest attended program each year. This  year's activities honoring Dr. King's work are presented as part of Levine Museum's current exhibit and program series, Destination Freedom: Civil Rights Struggles Then and Now.  

Exhibits:

  • Focus on Justice: Carolina Photographers and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Out of the Shadows: Undocumented and Unafraid
  • Background on Segregation
  • Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers

Sunday January 19, 12 - 4 pm

1 pm: Film Screening: The Abolitionists (explores the lives of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John  Brown and Angelina Grimké.)

1:30 pm: Story time  

2:15 pm: Music and Black Southern History education program  

3 pm: Film Screening: Freedom Riders (In 1961, civil rights activists challenged segregation in the South.)

3:30 pm: Story time: Meet MLK, The Story of Rosa Parks, We March

 

Monday January 20, 10 am - 4 pm

10 am: Film Screening: The Children’s March (explores role of children in the 1963 Birmingham Campaign.)

10:30 am: Sunprint workshop with artist Annabel Manning  

10:45 am: Story time: Meet MLK, The Story of Rosa Parks, We March

11 am:  Performance by The Sycamore Project

12 pm:  Sunprint workshop with artist Annabel Manning  

             Film Screening: Viva La Causa (César Chávez and Dolores Huerta led an exploited people in a campaign for human rights.)

12:30 pm:  Performances by McCrorey YMCA (African drumming group and Praise Dance

12:45 pm: Story time: Meet Martin Luther King Jr., A Rainbow of Friends, Rosa’s Bus, White Flour

1:00 pm: Performances by McCrorey YMCA (African drumming group and Praise Dance

2 pm: Music and Black Southern History education program

2:45 pm: Story time: Meet MLK, The Story of Rosa Parks, We March, A Rainbow of Friends

3 pm: Davidic Praise Dance St. Paul’s

3:30 pm: Film Screening: Freedom Riders (In 1961, civil rights activists challenged segregation in the South.)

3:45 pm: Story time