The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. has pivoted to present King Day: An All-Day Hybrid Celebration on Jan. 17 from 9 am. to 7 p.m. ET
The virtual celebration will feature musical performances by Memphis musicians Garry Goin, TykeT, Karen Brown, and many more. Museum educator and historian Ryan Jones is “DJ Thriller” and will spin the turntables in a special salute to Dr. King’s life and legacy. Spoken word artist Carin Malone, a.k.a Writeous Soul, will deliver a tribute to the civil rights leader. The virtual event is free and can be watched starting at 9 a.m. ET. Viewers should register for the live stream link.
For young virtual viewers, museum educator Dory Lerner will present ideas for children and families to remember Dr. King, his character, and the virtues he taught around love, peace, and justice. To access the virtual program link, participants can register on the museum’s website.
“We never miss an opportunity to celebrate Dr. King and all he has meant to us, COVID or not. This year’s celebration reaches visitors coming to the museum and those joining virtually around the world in paying tribute to the man known as the greatest humanitarian who ever lived,” said Faith Morris, Chief Marketing & External Affairs Officer. “In keeping with Dr. King’s service to mankind, we dedicate this King Day to Double V – Vaccines and Voting. We encourage everyone to do their part in protecting themselves and those around them. Get Vaccinated! And, let your voice be heard. Vote! Happy birthday, Dr. King!”
The National Civil Rights Museum located at the historic Lorraine Motel where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, gives a comprehensive overview of the American Civil Rights Movement from slavery to the present. Since the Museum opened in 1991, millions of visitors from around the world have come, including more than 90,000 student visits annually