MLK Day, "Bring the Dream to Life"

January 20 2014 | 10:00am to 4:00pm

BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY TO CELEBRATE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S 85TH BIRTHDAY!

 Come celebrate the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the “MLK Day: Bring the Dream to Life” event on Monday, January 20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum. This FREE event is a great way for families of all ethnic backgrounds to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy.

            In this first-time event, visitors can participate in various crafts and activities including creating a pillar wall mural and test their knowledge on Dr. King’s life.

            Other scheduled activities include:

  • An exclusive film screening of “Episode Five: Rise! The Road to Civil Rights (1940-1968)” from the recently aired PBS series “African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” at 10:30 a.m. – courtesy of Detroit Public Television.
  • An open mic on the theme “The Dream” with hosts Thomas Williams and One Single Rose from 2-3:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
  • Grab a cupcake and sing Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday” at 3:30 p.m. in Wrigley Hall followed by “We Shall Overcome.”

            Admission is free for the Museum and these special programs. For more information, call 313.833.1805.

            Support for this event has been provided by the Detroit Historical Society’s Black Historic Sites Committee


Event Partners:

Detroit Association of Black Storytellers