The DuSable Museum of African American History will begin its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration with a live screening of the inauguration of President Barack Obama for his second term at President of the United States of America.
The inauguration broadcast will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, and end following Obama’s inaugural speech. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Once the speech has concluded DuSable, 740 E. 56th Pl., will resume its Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration.
The title of this year’s celebration is “Nothing Without a Demand,” commemorating the legacy of the iconic men and women that helped to shape and advance civil and human rights throughout America. There will be live performances, dance, films, and art for all age groups.
As a part of the museum’s new “Walking with Heroes” educational outreach initiative there will be actors posing as historical figures such as Ida B. Wells, Elijah J. McCoy and Jean Baptise Pointe DuSable’s wife Kittihawa walking through the museums galleries.
All events will take place at the museum from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free for children under 6, $8 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit dusablemuseum.org.