MLK Day: Beyond the Dream

MLK Day: Beyond the Dream
December 17, 2019 paperlesslion
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Celebrate the life and labor of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Detroit Historical Museum on Monday. The “Beyond the Dream” programs are free and open the public of all communities, hosted in partnership with the Black Historic Sites Committee, beginning at 10 a.m. on Jan. 20. Registration is required (details below).

This annual program will feature dynamic programs throughout the day, including special guided tours of the internationally acclaimed exhibition, Detroit 67: Perspectives, live footage of Dr. King’s speeches, an activity book building craft, “Dream Drip,” a workshop for older youth who will have the opportunity to create their very own rap song inspired by the words of Dr. King, wonderful live performances and more!

The programs are free and open to the public of all communities. Space is limited, however, and reservations are required. Click here to register and save a space.

In the Allesee Gallery of Culture

  • 10 a.m. Opening Choir Performance by Renaissance High School Choir
  • 1 p.m. Performance by 3d Dance Troupe
  • 1:30 – 2 p.m. Cupcakes and Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday” to honor King, led by the Detroit Friends Vocal Ensemble

On the Lower Level

  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Share ideas and build blocks to make King’s dream real on our “reality wall”
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. “Dream Drip” workshop with Detroit emcee/activist Deidre “D.S. Sense” Smith – write an inspirational rap song
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Watch film excerpts of King’s speeches followed by a performance by Freedom Players black theater program in the auditorium

On the Second Floor

  • 10 a.m – 2 p.m. Join special guided tours of the award-winning Detroit 67: Perspectives exhibition