MLK Day Activities in Charlotte

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Two Charlotte arts institutions will mark the holiday.

Though the annual MLK Holiday Parade is behind us, there’s plenty to do in Charlotte to mark the day. Below, we’ve included schedules for two different celebrations—Levine Museum of the New South’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Celebration and The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture’s MLK Day 2014: The Legacy is the Blueprint. Both celebrations are free.

Levine Museum of the New South

10:00 a.m.: Film Screening: The Children's March (explores role of children in the 1963 Birmingha.m. Ca.m.paign.

10:30 a.m.: Sunprint workshop with artist Annabel Manning

10:45 a.m.: Story time: Meet MLK, The Story of Rosa Parks, We March

11:00 a.m.: Performance by The Syca.m.ore Project

11:30 a.m.: History ACTIVE student presentationst

12:00 p.m.: Sunprint workshop with artist Annabel Manning

12:00 p.m.: Film Screening: Viva La Causa (César Chávez and Dolores Huerta lead exploited workers in a ca.m.paign for human rights.)

12:30 p.m.: Performances by McCrorey YMCA African drumming group and Praise Dance

12:45 p.m.: Story time: Meet Martin Luther King Jr., A Rainbow of Friends, Rosa's Bus, White Flour

12:50 p.m.: MLK Speeches presented by Darrell Cook

1:00 p.m..: Performances by McCrorey YMCA African drumming group and Praise Dance

2:00 p.m..: Music and Black Southern History education progra.m.

2:45 p.m.: Story time: Meet MLK, The Story of Rosa Parks, We March, A Rainbow of Friends

3:00 p.m.: Davidic Praise Dance St. Paul's

3:30 p.m.: Film Screening: Freedom Riders (In 1961, civil rights activists challenged segregation in the South.)

3:45 p.m.: Story time


Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-a.m.erican Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts

9:00 a.m.: Galleries open

10:00 a.m.-noon: An Interactive Exchange with The Possibility Project (rooftop pavilion)

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Mentoring Fair (grand lobby)/Buttons & Protest Signs: A Drop-In Crafts Workshop (learning center)

11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Film Screening – The Fade & Discussion (performance suite)

1:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m.: What Does It Take to Be a Great Mentor? A Roundtable Discussion led by Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte (performance suite)

2:30 p.m..-4:00 p.m.: Question Bridge: A Facilitated Discussion and Creative Response with The Possibility Project

Categories: Arts + Culture, Revue