King Day: A Virtual Celebration
On the national holiday, the Museum presents King Day: A Virtual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday January 18, at 12:00 noon and 6:00pm Central.
King Day Small But Mighty Storytime
For young viewers, museum educator Dory Lerner will share a “Small But Mighty Storytime” reading of the book My Uncle Martin’s Big Heart written by Angela Farris Watkins on January 18, at 2:00pm and 4:00pm Central.
Book Talk: Four Hundred Soul
Award-winning authors, Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blaine, edit this powerful, epic story of African Americans from 1619 to the present. Join them in a virtual panel discussion on February 5.
WATCH NOW: Journey to Justice VIRTUAL symposium
On January 9, at 1:00pm Central, the Museum and Just City hosted Journey to Justice, a virtual symposium to highlight the critical work being done to change the criminal legal system throughout the country and to demonstrate how much work there is yet to do.
VIRTUAL FREEDOM AWARD TRIBUTE
Spend the evening with some of the most phenomenal people in the world. Period. 2020 was a bear! We’ve all been through a lot. But for one night, we celebrate! On December 11, we hosted a Virtual Tribute to the men and women who have inspired us to do more and changed the world. Watch now.
Voices and Virtual Programs
As part of its mission, the National Civil Rights Museum examines today’s global civil and human rights issues, provokes thoughtful debate and serves as a catalyst for positive social change. Watch some of our messages and virtual program offerings as we shelter in place during the pandemic.
ImagineAnAmerica is a digital platform that heightens awareness of the privilege and necessity of voting. It encourages us to get out and vote, no matter what! It connects voters to resources that enable community activism and accountability.
The Negro Motorist Green Book Exhibition
“The Negro Motorist Green Book” exhibition debuts at the National Civil Rights Museum located at the Lorraine Motel which is not only the historic site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but it is also one of the few Green Book sites still remaining. The exhibition highlights the history of The Green Book, an annual guide created in 1936 by Harlem postman Victor Green that helped Black Americans travel the country with dignity by listing facilities that welcomed during the era of segregation.
Small But Mighty Storytime
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.