Holiday events allow kids to learn more about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


Arts and crafts are among the events Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Festival at the Walters Art Museum. (The Walters Art Museum )
January 13, 2012

You’re off school on Monday because of the holiday marking the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. (He was born on January 15, 1929, but the holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of January. ) There are a number of events to help kids understand King’s importance. Here are a few:

To the Mountaintop — The Words of Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr.

Where: Smithsonian Museum of American History, 1400 Constitution Ave. NW.

What: Actor Xavier Carnegie performs parts of some of King’s most memorable speeches in a performance that also includes photographs and audio recordings.

When: Sunday and Monday at 11 a.m.,

1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information: Your parents can go to www.americanhistory.si.edu/events or call 202-633-1000.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Family Festival

Where: Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore

What: There will be student speeches, dance performances and arts and crafts.

When: Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information: Your parents can go online to www.thewalters.org or call 410-547-9000.

“King: A Filmed Record . . . Montgomery to Memphis”

Where: AFI Silver Theater, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring.

What: A documentary movie that tells the story of King’s life, best for age 10 and older.

When: Monday at 1 p.m.

Cost: Free. Tickets can be picked up at the box office Monday. Limit four per person.

For more information: Your parents can go online to www.afi.com/silver or call 301-495-6720.

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