It’s only been 2014 for a couple of weeks now, so we still don’t know what the year will hold or what its larger significance will be. But one thing we do know is that this year marks both the 150th anniversary of Maryland Emancipation, and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Pretty big deals in our country’s (and our state’s) history. And while we take today to honor the birthday of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, it seems important to recognize not only his lifetime of contributions, but the contributions and work of all those who’ve tirelessly worked for justice here. That’s why we’re so glad that the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture has been offering special programming all week in honor of Dr. King, and it culminates today, with don’t-miss events.
We should start by saying that all day today, museum admission is only $5—as a special encouragement to drop by. The first special event will be a living history performance of Dr. King portrayed by actor David Mills. Afterward, you can stay for a screening of The MLK Streets Project, in which a group of teens trek across America and document the sobering conditions of streets named after the civil rights hero. The afternoon culminates with a performance by the Singing Sensation Youth Choir. And of course there’s the museum’s permanent and impressive collection—honoring the work and contributions of Maryland’s African American community on all the other 364 days of the year, as well.
For more information about todays events at the Reginald F LewisMuseum, visit www.rflewismuseum.org. The museum is located at 815 E. Pratt Street in Baltimore.
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