Martin Luther King, Jr is celebrated each January as an icon of the Civil Rights movement, and we are delighted to be able to offer our members access to the National Museum of African American History and Culture on MLK Day, celebrated this year on Monday, January 15th.
In addition to the exhibits available every day (as well as the special exhibits open now, including Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures, Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resiliance., and Spirit in the Dark: Religion in Black Music, Activism and Popular Culture), there will be performances of The Many Futures of Dr. King, interactive activities in the Explore More! space, and Dr. King’s favorite pecan pie available in the Sweet Home Café.
Explore with Executive Director Julia or on your own – either way, don’t miss the immense collection of artifacts of Dr. King’s work, including the original “I Have A Dream” speech, from the 1963 March on Washington.
Meet at the group entrance, on the southeast corner of the building, near the intersection of 14th St NW and Madison St NW, at 11:00am! Stay as little or as long as you like.
Those who wish to share lunch together can meet at the Sweet Home Café at 1:00.