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National Museum of African American History & Culture

The People's Holiday: MLK Day Celebration

January 15 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event will explore inspiration and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Who inspired him, who did he inspire, and what was he like as a person? Through hands-on activities, tours, music, and food visitors can discover answers to these questions.  

Highlights of the day include music by Rex Carnegie and the House Band performing music inspired by Dr. King and written by musical legends featured in the Museum’s collection; a service project that will benefit unhoused and foster children; and “Eat Like a King,” a culinary station in the Sweet Home Café featuring Dr. King’s favorite foods for purchase, including “Quilly” which was a beloved dessert made by Dr. King’s mother, Alberta Williams King.