The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History hosts the MLK Day Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 20. The breakfast begins at 8 a.m at The Wright and includes a day filled with programs and activities on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The breakfast features an address by Dr. Earl Lewis, the Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afro-American and African Studies, and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
Details from The Wright:
Don’t miss this incredible annual event, commemorating the life and times of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hosted by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History presented by Morgan Stanley.
Enjoy FREE Museum-wide family activities, including face painting, a live artist, moderated youth discussions, educational films and a lot more. FREE Museum-wide family activities. No ticket purchase necessary for family events scheduled from 10 AM – 5 PM.
8:00 AM: The day’s events begin with a breakfast at 8 a.m. (museum doors open at 7 a.m.), with an invocation by Rev. Nicholas Hood III, Senior Pastor of Plymouth United Church of Christ. Followed by musical selections from Mr. Ken Boyd and vocalist Ms. Shahida Nurullah.
9:00 AM: Keynote presentation of “Whose King?: Claiming the Man who Died for America’s Soul” will be given by Earl Lewis, Ph.D in the museum’s General Motors Theatre. Dr. Lewis is currently the Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afro-American and African Studies, and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.