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Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Day

Sunday, Jan 14, 2024 at 2:00 pm

2:005:00 p.m.

Fox Amphitheater and Digital Learning Suite 

Join us in celebrating the birthday of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a talk, tours, media-making activities, and more. The courageous activism of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his collaborators led to the historic 1963 March on Washington, which called for an end to racial discrimination and the passing of the Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation in public places and prohibited employment discrimination. 

With a special introduction, Senator Kristen Gonzalez will kick off this day of programming, in which visitors can join a conversation with teens about their advocacy and community service; create animations and other media inspired the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and explore a tour or participate in a scavenger hunt game inside the Behind the Screen exhibition, discovering the connections between moving image history and Black people’s fight for freedom during the Civil Rights Movement. 

Recommended for all ages.

Free with Museum Admission


Schedule of events: 

2:00–2:30 p.m. Conversation with teen advocates (Fox Amphitheater) 

2:30–3:30 p.m. Scavenger hunt game with prizes (Fox Amphitheater and Galleries) 

3:00–5:00 p.m. Animation and green screen media-making activities (Digital Learning Suite and Media Game Lab) 

4:00 p.m. Behind the Screen Exhibition Public Tour