The Wright Museum


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Monday, January 15, 2018 from 9 AM - 5 PM

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is The Wright Museum's busiest day of the year - and with good reason! It's an exciting day of celebration that includes musical performances, arts and crafts, children's workshops, storytelling, video tributes, displays of MLK and Coretta Scott King artifacts, the openings of two new exhibitions - i found god in myself: a celebration of Dr. Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls… and Collected With Pride: Amazing African American Art - and much, much more!

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

• 18th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemorative Breakfast from 8 - 10 AM (please click here for separate event information & pricing)

• Children’s Crafts & Make & Takes | Classrooms from 10 AM – 5 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., A Historical Perspective (Film, 60 mins) | Orientation Theater at 10 AM | 12 PM | 2 PM | 4 PM

• Healthy Living & Sustainability Games & Information featuring Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, DTE MiGreenPower Program, EcoWorks, Freedom School, & Green Living Science | Lower Level from 10 AM – 5 PM

• Healthy Green Café Food Vendors | Lewis Latimer Café from 10 AM – 5 PM

• Live painting of MLK portrait with Ijania Cortez | Ford Freedom Rotunda from 10 AM – 1 PM

• MLK Trivia Spin-The-Wheel Game | Classrooms at 10:30 AM & 2 PM

• Musical Performance by Mike Saxton & Mike Evans | Ford Freedom Rotunda from 11 AM – 1 PM

• Quiz Bowl: Unknown MLK Facts | Orientation Theater at 11 AM | 1 PM | 3 PM

• Soundtrack for a Revolution (Film, 82 mins) | Classrooms at 11 AM & 2:45 PM

• Young, Gifted & Black Youth Performances | Multipurpose Room from 11 AM – 4 PM

• Gabriel Brass Band Performance | Multipurpose Room at 12 PM

• Spoken Word MLK Tribute by MaNazah Chandler & Efe Bes | General Motors Theater at 12:30 PM

• Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Gamma Lambda Chapter presents History, Current Focus & Dynamic Step Show with Moderator Toine Murphy | General Motors Theater at 1 PM

• But Is You Woke Doe? | Multipurpose Room at 1 PM

1968 Poor People’s Campaign: An Eyewitness Account by Professor Shea Howell, Oakland University | General Motors Theater at 2:30 PM

• Free At Last: The Road to the Poor People’s Campaign (Rare Film) | General Motors Theater at 2:45 PM    

• Hardcore Detroit Hip Hop Dance Crew Performance | Multipurpose Room at 3 PM

• Public Allies – Metro Detroit Youth Talk & Q&A: King’s Call - A Revolution of Values featuring panelists Jewell Jones, Michigan State Representative (D - Inkster) | Antonio Cosme, Community Activist | Sheba Rogers, Program Manager, Campaign for Black Male Achievement | Crystal Bernard, Student Activist | General Motors Theater at 3:45 PM

Finally, all museum exhibitions will be open, including two new exhibits - i found god in myself: a celebration of Dr. Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls… and Collected With Pride: Amazing African American Art - and are included in museum admission!

All activities and exhibits are included with museum admission, which is $8 for adults (ages 13 +), $5 for seniors (62 +) and youth (ages 3 - 12), and free for museum members and children under 3.

Please consider purchasing a museum membership, which provides free admission for an entire year. Memberships are available for purchase on site. For more information please call 313-494-5800.