The DuSable Museum’s MLK Day Programs Keep the Dream Alive
On this national day of service, churches, schools, and the US government organize large- and small-scale service events, opting to take “a day on rather than a day off.” At the DuSable Museum of African American History (740 E. 56th Pl.), the goal each year is simple: to “elevate your consciousness.” The museum will celebrate this upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day with educational programs that focus on the theme Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, which happens to be the title of King’s final manuscript. The daylong itinerary includes film screenings, art workshops, a spoken-word battle between community leaders, and readings of notable civil-rights passages. Additionally, actors will walk through the galleries while portraying significant historical figures such as Ida B. Wells, Elijah McCoy, and King himself.
Photo courtesy of the DuSable Museum of African American History
Courtney Ryan is a Chicago-based writer and Derrick Rose fan. She spends almost 100% of her time making or eating popcorn.