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This history is more important than ever. We remain seriously committed to the safety of our guests and staff and to sharing the stories that changed our nation. We invite you to be a change maker. Schedule your visit the National Civil Rights Museum.
Remembering MLK: The Man. The Movement. The Moment.
The Museum presented a virtual commemoration in honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy on the 53rd anniversary of his death. This year’s event featured A Conversation with Rev. James Lawson on Sunday, April 4.
SPECIAL Small But Mighty STORYTIME
For this April 4th Commemorative Edition of Small But Mighty Storytime, Museum Educator, Dory Lerner read Martin’s Big Words, written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier.
She took justice
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Museum presented a virtual book talk featuring author Gloria J. Browne-Marshall to discuss her new book, She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power 1619-1969 on March 23.
The Vanishing Trial
“The Vanishing Trial” took a deep dive into the trial penalty in America. The virtual documentary screening and panel discussion on March 16 revealed how the trial penalty has led to the shocking disappearance of one of the most fundamental individual rights and the explosion in America’s prison population.
MORE Small But Mighty Storytimes
Since 2017, the Museum has presented its Small but Mighty Storytime for Young Activists and Families. With the recent pandemic, the museum’s Education Department is delivering this program online with virtual book readings by museum K-12 Educator, Dory Lerner. The sessions are a time to explore new interests, discover exciting places, and learn history while at home and engage young minds. Dory will introduce principles of nonviolence and peace, encourage friendship and discuss activism. As she reads stories aloud and demonstrates fun activities, her goal is to realize the potential in young listeners to help make the world a better place.
At the Lorraine Newsletter
As we continue to adjust to the changes happening in our communities and lives in this quarterly newsletter, we are reminded of lessons learned from the Civil Rights Movement: understand the issues, ask the question “is this just,” and be persistent and tenacious in seeking justice.
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