King & I 

national civil rights museum

This year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations span everything from birthday cake to basketball.

On Thursday, January 14th, at 1 p.m., at Christian Brothers University, Commercial Appeal editor Otis Sanford will present "Setting the Record Straight, 40 Years Later," a talk about the paper's coverage of the 1968 sanitation workers' strike.

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the National Civil Rights Museum gets things started with MLK Youth Day. The kids will learn King's principles by gathering clues and answering a mystery question.

Also for the kiddies is "Ignite the Dream" at the Children's Museum of Memphis on Monday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Co-hosted by Volunteer Memphis, this birthday party will feature cake, arts-and-crafts, and the opportunity to add to a "peace quilt" on display.

Back at the Civil Rights Museum, there will be a day full of activities on Monday, and admission to the museum is just $2. There will be film screenings of Academy Awarding-winning documentary The Witness at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., as well as the children's film Our Friend Martin at 11:30 a.m. The "Children's March" begins at 2:30 p.m. In addition, the exhibit "Soul Soldiers," detailing the black experience of the Vietnam War, opens.

At FedExForum, the Grizzlies host their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Game and Celebration, beginning at 1 p.m. with the High School Classic between the Melrose Golden Wildcats and the Germantown Red Devils. The game will be followed by the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Sports Legacy Symposium, which will feature NBA players Oscar Robertson and Alonzo Mourning, winners of this year's Sports Legacy Award for their contributions to civil rights. (Reservations to the symposium required: 888-HOOP.) After that, it's game time. The Grizzlies take on the Phoenix Suns. Tip-off is 4:30 p.m.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment



Politics Beat Blog

Jim Kyle Gets “Roasted,” Survives to Find the Moral of the Story

Beyond the Arc

Next Day Notes: Grizzlies 112, Flamengo 72

Intermission Impossible

Have a #Blessed Day

Hungry Memphis

Downtown Dining Week Dates Set, and more news

Sing All Kinds

Tyler Keith and Limes in Harbortown Saturday

Intermission Impossible

Theatre Memphis Revives “The Heiress”

Exhibit M

Art This Weekend: Tad Lauritzen Wright and more

Sing All Kinds

Run the Jewels at Minglewood Hall on Tuesday

News Blog

Infant Mortality Hits a Record Low


More by Susan Ellis

Flyer Flashback

Looking Back at the “Best Of Memphis” List That Started It All

Tidbits from the 1994 "Best of Memphis" list.

Read Story

© 1996-2014

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Memphis Business Quarterly
Powered by Foundation