Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations at Harvey B. Gantt Center


Join us for a day-long commemoration of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bring the entire family to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Gantt Center on Monday, January 20. Starting with a screening of Our Friend Martin at 9:15 AM, enjoy programming packed with hands-on art workshops, guided tours, musical performances, and more as we examine the inequities in housing, incarceration and reentry.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

9:00am-5:00pm Community Coloring

9:15am-10:15am Our Friend Martin Screening

10:00am-10:30am Guided Tour

10:00am-11:00am Part 1: Hands on Art with Jeffery Weatherford

10:30am-12:00pm Clean Slate 101- An Expungement Information Session with the Council of Elders

11:15am-12:15pm Our Friend Martin Screening

11:30am-12:30pm Part 1: Artful Letter Writing to Justice Involved Youth with Shane of Guerilla Poets

12:00pm-12:30pm Guided Tour

12:00pm-1:30pm Musical Performance - Quentin Talley and the Soul Providers

12:30pm-1:30pm Part 2: Hands on Art with Jeffery Weatherford

1:30pm-2:30pm Part 2: Artful Letter writing to Justice Involved Youth with Shane of Guerilla Poets

1:30pm-3:00pm Faith in Action: Revolutionary and Radical Love - Panel Conversation

1:45pm-2:00pm Spoken Word Performance - Boris “Bluz” Rogers

2:00pm-2:30pm Guided Tour

2:30pm-3:00pm Musical Performance - Kenya Templeton

2:30pm-3:30pm Poetry and Performance Workshop with Boris “Bluz” Rodgers

3:00pm-4:00pm Theatrical Performance- Preview of BNS Production’s presentation of August Wilson’s Fences - Scene Preview and Audience Talk Back

3:30pm-4:30pm Our Friend Martin Screening

4:00pm-4:30pm Guided Tour

4:00p-4:30p Musical Performance - Kenya Templeton

5:00pm The Gantt Center closes to the public.

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