Martin Luther King Day at the Chicago History Museum

Martin Luther King Day at the Chicago History Museum

I know that it feels like your children just returned to school after many, many days off, but next Monday is another day off for those lucky kiddies.Have you made plans yet? If not, I wanted share info on an event that sounds really interactive and interesting.

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the Chicago History Museum is hosting a celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy with music, crafts and family activities. MLK day at the Museum lasts from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on January 16, 2012. This event is free for Museum members and all Illinois residents.

The programming will include poetry, hip-hop, dramatic performance and history in an effort to bring to life Dr. King’s message of social justice and equality for all under the law. The Writers’ Theatre will be on hand for a performance of The MLK Project. The Chicago Chamber Choir will be taking part in the celebration with a performance of Precious Lord, a tribute to Dr. King.

In addition, Dr. King’s most iconic speeches, “I have a Dream” and “I’ve been to the Mountaintop,” will be re-enacted by interactive storyteller Oda William King. Storyteller Gwen Hilary and Musician Enoch Williamson will also be on hand for a performance of Voices for Freedom. This interactive program, geared for families with children ages 3 and up, celebrates the lives of people who were and are now voices for freedom in the fight for universal justice.

For more details, visit the Chicago History Museum website.


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