The Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture notes MLK Day 2013 with a number of films and speakers. These activities are free to the public and are being held at Wells Fargo Auditorium in Knight Theater, 430 South Tryon Street. Admission to America I AM: The African American Imprint is $5.00 person and free for Gantt Center Members. The events at Wells Fargo Auditorium have limited seating, so plan to show up a little early. Read a description of each of these presentations on the Gantt Center website. Here’s a brief list.
9:00 AM – 9:40 AM A Time for Justice: America’s Civil Rights Movement – Film
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Brown vs. Board of Education: Fifty Years Later – Mike Wiley Productions
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Live It, Share It, Extend Iit: The Dream of a Global Community – Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools’ 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest Winners
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Septima Clark: Citizenship Education and Women in the Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Katherine Mellen Charron – North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Living History: A Conversation with Dorothy Counts Scoggins
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM February One – Film
Also, Levine Museum of the New South is offering two days of free interactive activities to celebrate MLK Day.