MLK Day Celebration 2017
Join for live performances, discussion, films, and crafts that reflect on, and honor, the civil rights leader. Let us know you're coming. Click here to RSVP online.
Schedule of Events
|12-4pm||- Crafts: make a wreath of MLK quotes or make a dove of peace|
- Film screening of PBS mini-series Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the host of the PBS series, traverses the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America—and our nation as a whole.
- Museum Resource Center open
|1, 2, & 3pm||Storytime reading of "Martin's Big Words" by Playworks Maryland|
|12-12:30pm||Performance by North Dorchester High School Choral Ensemble of works by Moses Hogan, "Up the Mountain," "The Color Purple," and more.|
|1-2pm||- "End Kin Killin' Kin: Exploring Community Solutions" a community conversation about gun and youth violence with Dr. Harold Carter and Reverend Danny Dawkins of New Shiloh Baptist Church; and the Guardian Angels|
- Community conversation on the State of Black America. Using the film Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise as a starting point, Dr. Iyelli Ichile and Dr. Tyson King-Meadows will lead an audience conversation about the state of Black America, touching on topics such as hip hop and Obama's presidency.
|2:30-3:15pm||Performance by Full Circle Dance Company and actor Keith Snipes of "A Stone of Hope," an interdisciplinary work inspired by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC. Full Circle Dance Company also presents "Araminta," by award-winning choreographer Donna L. Jacobs, a powerful exploration of Harriet Tubman with special guest performances by Morton Street Dance Center.|
|3:30-3:45pm||Performance of "Zombie" by ConneXion Repertory Company with African dancing, drumming, and a choreopoem.|
Trailer of Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
Actor Keith Snipes:
Full Circle Dance Company: