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The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Event Details

January 18, 2016 3:00 PM — January 18, 2016
Location: African American Museum of Iowa
55 12th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, 52401
Contact Name: Alicia RH Mayberry
Email: amayberry@blackiowa.org
Phone: 3198622101
Website: http://www.blackiowa.org/

Event Description

In partnership with the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission and the Cedar Rapids Public Library, the African American Museum of Iowa will present “The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” at 3:00pm on Monday January 18, 2016. Museum Educator Krystal Gladden will put the work of Dr. King into the context of the incredible and vicious opposition to desegregation that ran rampant throughout the United States, especially in the south. Dr. King’s work inspired hundreds and thousands of people, both young and old, to brave defamation and police brutality to join the Civil Rights movement and incite change.

The presentation and documentary are most appropriate for children 10 and up, parental guidance recommended.

Admission to the museum is included with an at-will donation.