Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration
The DuSable Museum of African American History will celebrate “The Drum Major For Justice” during a full-day of activities honoring the late Civil Rights Leader and Noble Peace Prize-winner, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on January 20, 2014. The theme for the 2014 celebration is “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community.” Exciting, educational events suitable for the entire family are on the schedule, from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. All events will take place at the Museum which is located at 740 East 56th Place (57th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue) in Chicago.
Dr. King’s final prophetic manuscript “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community,” provides the theme for this year’s celebration at The DuSable. The day-long event designed to “elevate your consciousness” will include: “The King Day Read On” – powerful Civil Rights passages read by Chicago community leaders and concerned citizens; “Truth-to-Truth” – a spoken word battle; Youth and Family Make & Take Art Project Workshops; films dedicated to Dr. King’s legacy; actor Marcus Gentry as Dr. King; and remote broadcasts by radio stations Power 92-FM and WVON-AM. In addition, walking throughout the Museum’s Galleries will be historic personalities from our “Walking with Heroes,” program. Notable figures come to life to present their unique connection to the Civil Rights Movement. Actors will portray icons such as: Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, and his wife Kittihawa, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, Ida B. Wells, Elijah McCoy and Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs to name a few.
The 2014 M.L. King Day Celebration at The DuSable Museum is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and United Airlines, The Official Airline of The DuSable Museum. The DuSable Museum gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous support of the Museum.
Special Event Admission prices will be in effect during the 2014 M.L. King Day Celebration. ABSOLUTELY NO PASSES or REDUCED ADMISSION TICKETS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Admission is $10 per person. For more information on this program please visit http://www.dusablemuseum.org, or telephone 773-947-0600.