Celebrating the Life and Legacy of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Theme: Speaking Truth to Power
Monday, January 18 - 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
The National Civil Rights Museum will remember the life and legacy of one of the most prolific humanitarians and leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during the holiday celebration on Monday, January 18. The Museum will host a full day focused on service and remembrance of Dr. King's impact on our nation and around the world. Activities include daylong family entertainment, youth-centered learning, and the National Civil Rights Museum experience. In the spirit of community service, the museum will hold its annual Mid-South Food Bank Drive and Lifeblood Drive, and serve as a center for community resources and engagement.
This year's theme "Speaking Truth to Power" is intended to lift the discussion on community awareness and involvement in pursuit of social justice and social change. The theme is a call for transparency and accountability from both the authority and the citizenry through thoughtful dialogue, activism, policy changes and fair enforcement. The Museum has made its mission to chronicle key episodes of the American Civil Rights Movement, examine today's global civil and human rights issues, provoke thoughtful debate and serves as a catalyst for positive change. On the King Holiday, and throughout the year, the Museum's work is to spark individuals and organizations across Memphis, the country and the world to speak truth to power and do something to affect positive change.