The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte, N.C., will host a daylong, online celebration on Jan. 18 that includes an aural history tour, a panel discussion and more. The event, which starts at 10 a.m. Eastern, is free, but registration is required.
Food Bank for New York City, a hunger relief organization, is holding a Zoom event at 11 a.m. Eastern on Jan. 18. Participating volunteers will write personal letters that will be distributed to New Yorkers in need by the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Queens.
The Art Institute of Chicago is hosting an online talk at 3 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 20 that will touch on justice, resistance and faith, inspired by the museum’s collection and Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” a landmark 1963 document Dr. King wrote while in solitary confinement. Registration for the event is required.
Dr. King studied at Morehouse College in Atlanta and the school is commemorating his legacy with a series of events, starting with a virtual forum with Lewis V. Baldwin, a professor emeritus of religious studies at Vanderbilt University, on Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. Eastern. Stream it on the college’s YouTube channel.
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/16/at-home/how-to-celebrate-martin-luther-kings-birthday.html