Monday, January 17, 10am-5pm, Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave.

Join us for a day of celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and take part in activities and programs that focus on serving and engaging with the community.

Check out, below, the list of programs for the day.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open House, presented by the King Arts Complex, 12noon-2 p.m.

Join us as we explore the impact of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. This annual community event is an excellent opportunity for children, families, and friends to enjoy dance, music, spoken word theatre performances. The MLK Open House is also a great opportunity for visitors of all ages to learn about the civil rights movement, participate in art activities, view the art exhibition, and meet new friends.

Special Film Screening: The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, 10:30am and 3pm

In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African-Americans navigate safe passage across America well into the 1960s. Explore some of the segregated nation’s safe havens and notorious “sundown towns” and witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.

Note: as of September 1, 2021, we require everyone to wear masks at our indoor locations, in the Ohio History Center, to help limit the spread of the more infectious variants of COVID-19.

Hosted by King Arts Complex and Ohio History Connection.


Monday, January 17, 2022 - 10:00am

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