MLK Weekend Celebration at AAMP

Fri Jan 14, 2022
Various times
5 and up
African American Museum in Philadelphia

Remember the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as the African American Museum of Philadelphia and Citizens Bank Foundation host a weekend of events that honor past and present equal rights movements. Family-friendly activities include art workshops, scavenger hunts, a children's book event, and youth service project. 

This year's theme is "Grassroots and Grand Strategies." The weekend includes in-person, virtual, and hybrid experiences. Admission is free but advance registration is required. Photo courtesy of AAMP taken prior to the pandemic.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, January 14

6pm: Disruption Spotlight & Open Mic in-person

Saturday, January 15, 2021 

10am & 12pm: Children's art-making workshop (ages 6-13) and Scavenger Hunt

1:45pm: "In the Name of Emmett Till" Book Discussion 

3:30pm: “A King in the Wilderness” film screening

Sunday, January 16, 2021 

12pm:  Virtual Transcribe-a-thon Service Project

1:45 pm: "Art + Activism, Then and Now" Public Dialogue with Richard J. Watson and LaTreice Branson 

Monday, January 17, 2021 

10am: Youth Service Project lead by Dreamline Youth Mentors

12pm: African American Children's Book Project Presentation

1:45pm:  Grassroots and Grand Strategies Keynote by Dr. Kenneth Scott of Beech Companies 

3:30pm: MLK Memorial Concert 

All day: Voter Registration Drive 

Many events are getting canceled or postponed at the last minute due to the latest COVID surge.  We recommend checking directly with the venue before heading out to any event.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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