Virtual MLK Day

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Date(s): 1/18/21


Type: Museums & Attractions, Virtual & Online

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On Monday, January 18, 2021, Atlanta History Center will share a variety of virtual offerings to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Though this will differ from the usual on-site program and free admission offered on the day, these educational resources will be able to be enjoyed safely from home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among the offerings is a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Virtual Author Talk featuring authors Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick discussing their book Nine Days: The Race to Save Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Life and Win The 1960 Election in conversation with leaders of the Atlanta Student Movement, Charles Black and Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. In addition to discussing Nine Days, panelists will be discussing personal recollections of the Atlanta Student Movement, time with leaders Lonnie King and Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the reverberations of the Civil Rights Movement today. This special event will occur live on January 18 via Zoom Webinar at 4 PM, with a rebroadcast over Atlanta History Center social media channels at 7 PM. Registration is free, but limited.

Other activities for the day will include videos, a comprehensive blog post, and educational resources for children and adults alike. Particular emphasis will be placed on the youth activists who were part of the Atlanta Student Movement during the 1960s.

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