Honor Dr. King Today

If you have the day off today, I hope you'll consider doing something to honor Dr. King's legacy with these events happening today.

DuSable Museum’s “The Dream: Fifty Years Later,” features spoken-word, storytelling, workshops and talks about the civil rights movement in the 50 years since Dr. King.

Especially for children, The Chicago Children’s Museum has an interactive show called “What Does It Mean, Dr. King?” that teaches our young ones about the biggest moments of the civil rights movement.

Many of the city's museums are free today for the King Day holiday with your Illinois ID, including these:

  • The Art Institute's celebration features a poetry slam with Reborn Poetry Ensemble, teen-led conversations, family storytelling and making art.
  • The Chicago History Museum features the Writer’s Theatre production of “The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights” and a musical performance from The Chicago Chamber Choir plus storytelling and crafts in the spirit of the day.
  • The Museum of Science & Industry's Black Creativity Family Day features art, printmaking project and Junior Science Cafes to meet those working in STEM fields.

And there's even more to do all over town today, including participating in the National Day of Service... you can find volunteer opportunities with Chicago Cares here and more ideas on celebrating King Day in this article from WTTW. 

Wishing you and your family a happy and productive King Day!

Jeanne Sparrow


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