* Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" Speech: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 pm
Be inspired by the power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message, delivered August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC.
* Performance: Premier Dance Theatre Company of Montclair: 1:30 & 3:30 pm
Combining both traditional and contemporary modern styles, the dance group will perform a tribute to the civil rights movement.
* Dramatic Reading: "Letter from Birmingham Jail": 2 pm
* Film Screening -- I Shall Not Be Silent: 1 pm
I Shall Not Be Silent tells the story of civil rights activist and Rabbi Joachim Prinz, a refugee from Nazi Germany who came to the United States in 1937 and immediately identified with African-Americans experiencing the same kinds of oppression he had known as a Jew in Hitler's Germany. Prinz became a civil rights activist, working with Martin Luther King, Jr., Bayard Rustin and A. Phillip Randolph among others. Prinz spoke at the 1963 March on Washington just prior to Martin Luther King, Jr, with a speech entitled, The Problem is Silence. View trailer here.
1pm – Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
2pm – Skywatchers of Africa
3pm – Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
4pm – Skywatchers of Africa
POP-UP FAMILY ACTIVITIES
* Spoken Word Pop-Ups
Listen to poets as they connect words, works of art, Dr. MLK Jr. and his harmonious vision for America.
* Community photo Wall - The Faces of the Community wall
* Create a handmade rattle known as a “Shekere” used in tradition West African music.
* Communicating without words- art that depicts peace, joy, unity and community
* MakerSPACE- drop in workshop
MLK Jr. Scavenger Hunt
Explore the Museum’s collection to discover fun facts about Dr. MLK Jr.’s life and travels, while documenting your experience on Instagram.
Creative Play Backpacks
Explore the Museum on your own with a specially-developed set of tools and activities for ages 3-5 and their adult helpers.