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New Haven Museum to Host Storytelling for MLK Celebration
January 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The New Haven Museum will host storytelling as part of the Yale Peabody Museum’s 23rd Annual “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice.”
Held in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people, the event offers inspirational stories relating to the legacy of African-American slavery and the civil rights movement, with songs of resistance and audience participation woven in. The program includes Joy Donaldson: “Martin Luther King in Word and Song,” at 11:00 a.m., and Waltrina Kirkland Mullins: “Remember the Struggle, Remember the Legacy: A Poetry & Song Celebration,” at 12:30 p.m.
Visitors can also view the New Haven Museum’s permanent exhibit, “Cinque Lives Here: The Amistad Story,” which features the most significant collection of material from the Amistad incident (1839-1841). It includes the portrait of Sengbe Pieh/Joseph Cinque, leader of the revolt; the painting of the schooner La Amistad; a letter from Kale, one of the captives; and a letter to the captives from John Quincy Adams, who argued successfully on behalf of the Africans before the US Supreme Court and secured their freedom.
“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice” is a two-day celebration organized by the Yale Peabody Museum each year. For more information visit: http://peabody.yale.edu/