National Civil Rights Museum holding MLK celebrations virtually

National Civil Rights Museum holding MLK celebrations virtually
National Civil Rights Museum (FOX13 staff)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The National Civil Rights Museum will be holding a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration virtually this year.

The event this year is called King Day: A Virtual Celebration Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday and it will be Jan. 18.

The livestream will be at noon and 6 p.m. to showcase Dr. King’s work, the history of how the national holiday came to be, as well as how the museum has celebrated the holiday in years past, a release said.

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The event will feature performances by Memphis musicians Garry Goin, TykeT, Karen Brown, Adajyo and many more.

Also, Dr. Hasan Jeffries, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University and editor of Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement, will speak on Dr. King’s life and legacy, the release said.

For young viewers, there will be a book reading.

You can join the event HERE.