Saturday, January 7, 2017


of Maryland African American History & Culture

MLK Day Celebration 2017

  • End Kin Killin' Kin: Exploring Community Solutions
  • ConneXions Arts School
  • North Dorchester High School Choir
  • Conversation on the State of Black America

WHEN: Monday, January 16, 2017, 12-4pm
WHERE: Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture · 830 East Pratt St · Baltimore
ADMISSION: $8 for adults, $6 for students, senior, and children ages 7-17. Children ages 0-6, MD public school teachers, and museum members are free.
Click here for more information about the MLK Day Celebration.

The MLK Day Celebration 2017 on Monday, February 16, 12-4pm at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum offers families and adults alike the chance to experience and reflect on Dr. King's legacy. Community conversations, crafts, films, and live performances tie into the theme "Keep Moving Forward."
"Our theme references the quote by Dr. King, 'If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk...but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.' It's a powerful call to action that we hope reminds audiences of Dr. King's unwavering commitment. We hope visitors leave inspired to carry on his vision," said Dr. Roni Jolley, Director of Education.

MLK Day Celebration 2017 Programs

Participate in "End Kin Killin’ Kin: Exploring Community Solutions," an open community conversation about gang and gun violence, as Baltimore faces a record number of homicides. Participants include former gang members, and religious and nonprofit leaders. The conversation takes place inside the poignant Kin Killin' Kin exhibit, on its closing day. The show's images of black youth in klan garb is intended to promote conversation about ending gun violence.

Enjoy live performances by ConneXions School for the Arts and the North Dorchester High School Choir. Connexions will combine dance, music, and theater in a tribute performance to Dr. King. The choir's repertoire promises a stirring mix of works by Moses Hogan, "Up the Mountain," "The Color Purple," and more.

Catch the film series Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise which asks profound questions about the state of black America—and our nation as a whole. Dr. Iyelli Ichile leads an audience conversation around topics from hip hop, to Obama's presidency, with the film providing the context.

Young visitors can create crafts that incorporate the teachings of Dr. King.

About the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture highlights the history and accomplishments of African Americans, with a special focus on Maryland. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum engages visitors through its permanent and special exhibitions, resource center, as well as programs such as its film series, live music performances, and family programming. For more information on the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, call 443-263-1800 or visit