MLK Community Celebration
SERIES: African American History Programs | View all series dates
LOCATION: Throughout the Museum | Museum
DATE: January 19, 2020
TIME: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Celebrate and reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Missouri History Museum throughout the weekend.
On Saturday and Monday mornings, join The Collective STL for an all-levels yoga practice set to live gospel music provided by local choirs. Families can also join Youth Activism and Engagement Workshops, take part in movement workshops with Mama Lisa, and create peace-inspired art. Plus, meet the St. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature and enjoy stories and book giveaways while supplies last.
On Sunday, hear from Rev. Traci Blackmon, Dr. Anthony Witherspoon, and Rev. Kevin Anthony as they reflect on sermons delivered by Dr. King.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
9:30–10:20am | Gospel Yoga (MacDermott Grand Hall)
Join The Collective STL for an all-levels (and all-ages) yoga practice set to live gospel music performed by a local choir.
10:00am–3:30pm | Make-and-Takes (Bank of America Atrium)
Drop in anytime for make-and-take art projects! Children can make affirmation mirrors, participate in a collaborative peace mural, make a “mini-me” character and more!
10:30–11:15am and 11:30am–12:15pm | Youth Activism and Engagement Workshop (AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room)
Kid President’s video on Martin Luther King Jr. will serve as a jumping off point for a conversation about activists. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the activities and qualities of activists, identify and explore famous and ordinary activists, and create posters with personal messages for the community.
This program is recommended for students in grades 2–9 and their caregivers. The 10:30am workshop is aimed at grades 2–5, and the 11:30am workshop is aimed at grades 6–9.
11:30am–12:30pm | Step into the Story: Chocolate Me (Lee Auditorium)
Join the St. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature as they bring Taye Diggs’ picture book, Chocolate Me, to life. This lively story encourages children to see their own beauty and love themselves. Together, families will explore and celebrate ways we can embrace diversity and choose love and acceptance.
1:45–2:30pm and 2:45–3:30pm | King Family Kids Movement Workshops (AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room)
King Family Kids Movement Workshops celebrate the achievements of Dr. King on another story-dance journey with Mama Lisa. Children will focus on learning about segregation and its effects on young Martin King.