For those of you who might not know, DittyTV’s headquarters are located in Memphis right around the corner from the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel. We’re proud of the work being done by our neighbors, and we want to share how you can celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with this virtual event.
The National Civil Rights Museum presents King Day: A Virtual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday on Jan. 18, via livestream at noon and 6 p.m. CST. The event will showcase King’s work, the history of how the national holiday (that is now celebrated internationally, as well) came to be, as well as how the museum has celebrated the holiday in years past.
The online celebration will feature musical performances by Memphis musicians Garry Goin, TykeT, Karen Brown, Adajyo and many more. Dr. Hasan Jeffries, associate professor at Ohio State University and editor of Understanding and Teaching the Civil Rights Movement, will give scholarly insight on King’s life and legacy. For young viewers, museum educator Dory Lerner will share a “Small But Mighty Storytime” reading of the book My Uncle Martin’s Big Heart written by Angela Farris Watkins. The story session is sponsored by Macy’s. The program will also highlight perspectives from museum volunteers and staff.
Due to pandemic restrictions, the museum is currently closed to visitors. Look for, and post, #KingDay2021 in social media.