Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture is celebrating MLK Day in 2021 through virtual events. They’re all free to enjoy.
Complete information on Food Lion Presents MLK Holiday Weekend With the Gantt Center.
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MLK Film Series
January 15th to 18th, 2021
The Gantt Center will screen a different film, online, each day:
- Friday, January 15th, 2021, 7 p.m.: I Am MLK Jr.
- Saturday, January 16th, 2021, 7 p.m.: Children’s March
- Sunday, January 17th, 2021, 7 p.m.: The Dream Revisited
- Monday, January 18th, 2021, 12 p.m.: Our Friend Martin
MLK Weekend Celebration
Monday January 18th, 2021
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 10:00 a.m.: Storyteller + Singing – Open the day with hymns and freedom songs with Mary Williams
- 10:45 a.m.: Civil Rights Panel – Speaking on what Dr. King stood for and what is currently happening to fulfill that vision. Panelists include Steve Crump, Geraldine Sumpter, James Furgeson, and Glenn Burkins.
- 12:00 p.m.: MLK Film Series – Our Friend Martin (Rated G)
- 1:00 p.m.: Phrases from the Movement – Hands-on art activity including artist showcase of iconic Civil Rights phrases and/or new phrases participants create.
- 2:15 p.m.: Omar El-Amin Live Performance – MLK and Malcolm X one-man show
- 3:15 p.m.: Criminal Justice Panel – Features Joshua Proby, Dr. Keith Cradle, and a representative from the Council of Elders
- 4:30 p.m.: Musical Performance – Covers of songs from the civil rights era with Rudy Currence
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