The DuSable Museum of African American History will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and The Civil Rights Movement during our annual Dr. King Day Celebration!
The day will be filled with live performances, storytelling, films, trunk shows, food, and activities for the entire family. The theme for the 2011 celebration is “COMMUNITY.”
Taken from the title of Dr. King’s 1967 book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” Dr. King prophetically presented his thoughts, plans and dreams for the future of America. In what may be one of the most important books written about America in the last century, Dr. King considered the challenges of poverty, racism and what he called “excessive militarism,” and the direction America needed to take to live up to its highest ideals. Sometimes overlooked in favor of his eloquence, dignity and poise is King the thinker and philosopher. King was always examining challenging issues with a goal towards finding concrete, long term solutions. If he were alive today we cannot know with certainty what changes to society Dr. King would be most proud, surprised, concerned or disappointed with, but knowing that the future of America depends on all Americans working together, the DuSable Museums emphatically stands with Dr. King to say, Community. We choose COMMUNITY!