Monday, January 16, 2012

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in Chicago

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Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in Chicago at the following museums.

Make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day not just a Monday off but a Monday on ....

by taking advantage of the city's educational and cultural opportunities!
Roll over the links to see events that celebrate the legacy.

Monday, January 16, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through family activities and crafts reflecting his messages of peace and justice. Listen to music that honors Dr. King, and attend a performance of The MLK Project by the Writers’ Theatre.
Cost: Free and includes complimentary Museum admission
Schedule of Events
All day
Kids Crafts with Artist Sue Romanelli
Crown Room, first floor
11:00 a.m.
The MLK Project: Fight for Civil Rights
The Writer's Theatre
Rubloff Auditorium, 1st floor'
12:30 p.m.
Precious Lord: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Chicago Chamber Choir
Chicago Room, 2nd floor
1:45 p.m.
“I have a Dream” speech
Re-enactment by Oba William King
Chicago Room, 2nd floor
2:00 p.m.
Voices for Freedom
Gwen Hilary, Storyteller and Enoch Williamson, Musician
Chicago Room, 2nd floor
2:45 p.m.
“I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech
Re-enactment by Oba William King
Chicago Room, 2nd floor

DuSable Museum will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement with our annual King Day celebration. The day will be filled with live performances, storytelling, films, food and activities for the entire family.
Martin Luther King Day
Monday January 16, 2012
IBLA Auditorium – Live Performances
11:00 am I’m Your Puppet Productions (60 min)
12:30 pm Mighty Times: The Children’s March
1:30 pm Alyo Children’s Theatre (45 min)
2:30 pm Maggie Brown
4:00 pm “A Legacy for America’s Children”, written by Joan Collaso, is a musical narrative play that touches on the life and contributions of Civil Rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
5:00 pm Hip Hop Detoxx (60 min)
Ames – Live Performances
10:15 am Mighty Times: The Children’s March
11:00 am “Meet Dr. King” performed by Marcus Gentry (60 min)
12:30 pm Favorite Storytellers: K. Brownlee / T. Banks (60 min)
2:00 pm Sounds of the Revolution Film
3:30 pm Legacy Maggie Brown has a dynamic, entertaining way of teaching about the history and evolution of African American music in her one-woman show
Films in Studio A
10:15 am and every 15 mins, Martin’s Big Words
Bust Gallery
10:00 am – 4:00 Arts and Crafts
King Bust Dedication with Tom Burrell 3:00 pm
Strolling Characters – 6 Degrees of Separation from King – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Paula Anglin
Rosa Parks – Bench outside Gospel Exhibit
Sharon Jaddua
Bessie Coleman – Red White Blue and Black Exhibit
Joe Plummer
George – Pullman Porter – Founder’s Fall/Africa Speaks
Toya Turner
Lt. Uhuru – Star Trek – Obama Quilts Area
Lionel Gentle
Jackie Robinson – Sky Light gallery
9:00 am – Noon,
3:00pm – 7:00pm, AM1390

An interactive play at the museum this Monday helps kids understand why they have the day off from school.

Event date: Monday, January 16, 2012

Times: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

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