Celebrate Martin Luther King weekend at the African-American Museum

  • 14 Jan 2022
  • 17 Jan 2022
  • 701 Arch Street

Celebrate Martin Luther King weekend at the African-American Museum, 701 Arch Street.

January 14 to 17. 

The weekend’s festivities at The African American Museum in Philadelphia center around the theme “Grassroots and Grand Strategies” with programming catering to efforts to promote equity, facilitate generational advancement, and protect the mental and spiritual wellbeing of historically oppressed peoples.

  • On Friday, January 14 artist Lyrispect curates an evening of live music and poetry.
  • Saturday, January 15 offers hands-on art activities for kids, a scavenger hunt throughout the museum, a book discussion, and an in-person and virtual screening of the documentary A King in the Wilderness.
  • On Sunday, January 16 volunteers can sign up to transcribe historical documents from Christ Church and the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, part of Temple University Libraries.
  • The weekend culminates on Monday, January 17 with a daylong voter registration drive and a memorial concert.


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