Drop-in art activities all day for children and families. Also, attend a reading of The Meeting, Jeff Stetson’s compelling play about an imaginary meeting between two of this century’s legends: Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fascinating and dramatic, this eloquent play depicts the two men's differing philosophies, as well as their mutual respect. They debate their varying approaches to the same grave social problems, both prepared to die for their beliefs, but neither aware of how soon their assassins' bullets would await them. The reading is presented by Evolutionary Art Works in anticipation of their production at Theatre Project in February. A Q&A follows with the director. An afternoon of films on Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement will also screen. The museum galleries are open. Special Admission: $5.
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Schedule of Play Readings
You have two chances to hear the reading of The Meeting, presented by Evolutionary Art Works. There will be a reading at 12pm and a repeat reading at 2:30pm.
12pm: First reading of The Meeting
2:30pm: Second reading of The Meeting
Schedule of Films
11am Citizen King (115 minutes). A documentary that draws on input from a broad cross-section of people to examine to last five years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life.
1pm The March (60 minutes) This is the story of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, told by the people who organized and participated in it. It includes interviews with some of the key actors; members of the inner circles of the core organizational groups; Hollywood supporters and civil rights campaigners; John F. Kennedy administration officials; and the ordinary people who became part of the crowd of thousands, who thronged to Washington D.C. by all and every means: plane, bus and car.
2pm MLK - The Assassination Tapes (46 minutes) April 4, 1968. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is gunned down on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. It was all caught on film, tape and audio. So why have we seen so little of it? This film assembles a remarkable collection of recently rediscovered footage. The resulting documentary allows us to revisit the tumultuous events surrounding one of the most shocking assassinations in America and relive history through the voices of the era.
3pm The March (60 minutes). Repeat of 1pm screening.
Other MLK Weekend Events
Enjoy special admission of $5 all during MLK Weekend. You are invited to join us Saturday, January 16, when our MLK festivities kick off. Click here to see Saturday's schedule.