WHO: Visitors receive free admission Monday, January 21, 2019
WHAT: A day to celebrate the 89th birthday and accomplishments of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
WHERE: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian Street
WHEN: Monday, January 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The museum is typically closed on Monday’s through February but will be open this particular Monday for the holiday.
DETAILS: Enjoy special performances and activities celebrating Dr. King’s life and black history woven throughout five full floors of interactive galleries and exhibits at the world's largest children's museum.
- Griot Drum Ensemble Performances-Enjoy energetic and engaging percussion music as the Griot Drum Ensemble performs authentic traditional West African and Diaspora drumming. 10:30 and 11:45 a.m.
- Figures of the Civil Rights Movement-Join storyteller Portia Jackson as she tells tales of courageous children in the Civil Rights Movement. 11:30 a.m., 12:30, and 1:30 p.m.
- Freetown Village Singing Troupe-Experience vibrant vocal performances from Freetown Village, a living history museum representing the men and women of the many African American communities throughout Indiana in the years following the end of the Civil War. 1 and 2 p.m.
- Ruby’s Story-Escorted by federal marshals, Ruby Bridges walked through angry, threatening crowds to get to her first-grade classroom. Hear from some of the people that Ruby inspired as they tell her story in this live theatrical performance.
- Wordle of Peace and Dream Memes-Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. by creating a wordle of peace or designing a meme that tells your dream.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is supported by FedEx and Capital Group Companies.
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