Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, 5511 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, is celebrating MLK Day in 2022 with a virtual event. This change from an in-person event was announced Friday, January 14th.
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The event will take place Monday, January 17th, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a free event for all ages. You can watch on the Gantt Center’s YouTube channel.
Learn about all the other MLK Day events in the Charlotte area.
MLK Day Virtual Schedule of Events
9 am – 9:30 am
MLK Day Theater Performance
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Dream Builder Reading and Workshop with Kelly Starling Lyons
Connect with the author of the children’s book Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon for an interactive reading and writing experience.
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Civil Rights “Movement” Performance by Jermaine Nakia Lee
Interactive dance performance inspired by the triumphant Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ‘60s.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Coretta Scott King Performance and Workshop with Carlo Dawson
An engaging experience of story and song as participants learn how to put words into action like Mrs. King.
Remarks from Food Lion
Proud sponsor of our 2022 MLK Day Celebration.
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Live Music: Jazz Speaks for Life with Quentin Talley
Lively sounds of classic and contemporary jazz inspired by Dr. King’s speech that opened the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Film screening: Our Friend, Martin
An animated film that features two sixth-grade boys who are transported back to the time of civil rights leader Dr. King and learn important lessons.
3:00 pm – 4:00pm
Community Dreams Workshop with Shane Manier
Draw, color, or paint scenes of a thriving community on hexagon shapes in this fun and interactive art experience.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Dream Builders in History
Listen to an impactful discussion which will reference leaders and “Dream Builders” who have paved the way for a community to realize its dreams.
More MLK Day Events
Check out our list of MLK Day events in the Charlotte area (as they’re announced)or look at a few of them here: