Join the Arts Council of Princeton on Monday, January 15, 2018, from 9am-5pm to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of live music, interactive workshops, and discussions as they relate to Dr. King’s life, teachings and civic engagement. This free community event is held in collaboration with Princeton University and the Historical Society of Princeton.
Attendees can expect mixed media art projects appropriate for all ages. The Historical Society of Princeton will present “Open Archive”, a presentation of materials related to segregation in Princeton with the Curator of Collections and Research. Enjoy a live performance by the First Baptist Church Choir followed by a film screening of TEACH US ALL.
9-11am – Free Community Breakfast with speakers Princess Hoagland of Not in Our Town Princeton and Monique Jones of Princeton Public Schools
11am-2pm – Hands-on art and history activities for all ages including Open Archive by the Historical Society of Princeton
2-3pm – Live performance by the First Baptist Church Choir
3-5pm – Screening of TEACH US ALL
TEACH US ALL is a documentary and social justice campaign on educational inequality set against the backdrop of the 1957 Little Rock school crisis. Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced violent resistance when desegregating Central High in Arkansas, America’s schools continue to represent the key battleground of the Civil Rights Movement. TEACH US ALL demonstrates powerful lessons from history within a timely context, emphasizing the need for unity and collective action to rectify the disparities among America’s children.
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. For more information, please visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609.924.8777.
The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by architect Michael Graves, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region.