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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 Monday, January 18, 2016. Exciting, educational events suitable for the entire family are on the schedule, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Museum, which is located at 740 East 56th Place (57th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue) in Chicago.

The day-long event designed to “elevate your consciousness” will include: “The Young Chicago Authors “Louder Than A Bomb” poetic salute to Dr. King; Youth and Family Make & Take Art Project Workshops; films dedicated to Dr. King’s legacy; “Let’s Meet Dr. King” performed by Marcus Gentry; performances by the Najwa Dance Corp, RH Performing Arts School and Oakdale Covenant Children’s Choir. and a remote broadcast by radio stations 106.3 Chicago’s R&B, and WVON-1690 AM. In addition, there will be Civil Rights Storytelling with Linda Gorham; Songs of the Civil Rights Era with Ann Ward and a special performance by Congo Square Theater Company.

The 2016 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 2016 M.L. King Day Celebration. ABSOLUTELY NO PASSES or REDUCED ADMISSION TICKETS WILL BE ACCEPTED. General Admission is $10 per person and $8 per person for DuSable Museum Members. For more information on this program please visit, or telephone 773-947-0600.

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