Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King. Jr

Providence Children’s Museum plans a celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with several shows on Monday, January 21.

Providence Children’s Museum, a non-profit organization located in Rhode Island, will feature several events to celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The upcoming show will feature a live performance with songs and stories and includes an exhibit and anti-discrimination activities free with a Museum admission of $9.00 per person.

With  performances of “M.L.K: Amazing Grace” actors Rochel Coleman, Jackie Davis and Rafini will portray Civil Rights activists Ralph Abernathy, Rosa Parks  in this moving show.

From 12:00 to 4:00 PM, families can also browse an exhibit of photographs, text and a selection of carefully chosen books about the American Civil Rights Movement and Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence. Visitors can choose to participate in an interactive exploration of the negative power of discrimination, during which they don colored tags and encounter “red only” and “green only” labels throughout the Museum. Educators will be on hand to talk to families following this provocative exercise and invite them to record their responses.

“While we marvel that race relations in our country have come so far in our lifetimes,” explained Children’s Museum Executive Director Janice O’Donnell, “we also believe that our children need to understand the struggle that led to this day, and to understand that racism is still something we must confront and work to eradicate. There have been great gains and there is more to be done.”

This annual celebration at the Museum, sponsored in part by Herman H. Rose, offers an educational and hands-on approach to learning about the work and times of Dr. King and other activists who took a stand against injustice and gives families a valuable opportunity to discuss the difficult subject of racial discrimination.

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