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Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Free Online Performances & Activities

We’re joining community partners to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a range of activities on January 18, 2021. Afterward, send us your poetry and photos of your artwork, and we’ll build an online community gallery to share!

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with the History Museum, Tacoma Arts Live, Write253, and artist Valencia Carroll, presenting virtual programs and activities. Explore how history connects us all. Links to performances, art making videos, poetry writing prompts, and exhibits will be posted for the event on Jan. 18.

  • Online theater performances with Tacoma Arts Live including an opportunity for questions and answers with the performers and director
    • Get on the Bus, 11:00 AM
    • Ruby Bridges, 1:00 PM
  • Poetry writing prompts by Write253, inspired by Civil Rights era poetry, with links to related resources
  • Artmaking guided by arts educator Valencia Carroll through video and instruction sheets
  • Downloadable online exhibits about Dr. King’s visit to Washington and the Tacoma Civil Rights Movement from Washington State History Museum

Want to share your creations?

We’ll create a community gallery of poetry and artwork. How to participate:

  • Text images of your work to 253-343-7004. Include your first name, age, and the name of your town.
  • Email your poems or images of your artwork to molly.wilmoth@wshs.wa.gov. Include your first name, age, and the name of your town.
  • Another way to share – post your poems or artwork photos on Instagram or Facebook using #waMLKdayand tag us @washingtonhistory, @valenciafinearts, @Write253, and @TacomaArtsLive.
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Details

Date

January 18, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Host

See description

Cost per Student

Free

Religion

Secular

Type of Event

Online-only

Event Topic

Geography|Government|History|Religion

Days

Single

Age Range

All Ages

Pre-Registration

Just show up

Parental Oversight

Choose to stay or drop-off

Other

Age Range
All Ages
Event Topic
Geography, Government, History, Religion
Religion
Secular
Pre-Registration
Just show up
Parental Oversight
Choose to stay or drop-off
Type of Event
Online-only