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MLK Weekend Celebration! Owning the Dream: Taking Personal Responsibility

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January 12, 2018 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Citizens Bank presented the African American Museum in Philadelphia with a $25,000 contribution to support its 2018 MLK Weekend Celebration.


​Sponsored by Citizens Bank

January 12th – 15th, 2018

The African American Museum in Philadelphia and Citizens Bank invite you to enjoy a full weekend of enriching, fun, inspirational, family-friendly activities in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr!

AAMP’s 2018 MLK Weekend kicks off on Friday, January 12th with Passion, Progress & Pulchritude, an evening of MLK-inspired poetry and music. Then, the weekend continues from Saturday to Monday with three full days of interactive and enlightening arts activities, performances and workshops, including a Saturday film screening and discussion, the Citizens Bank Scavenger Hunt and Book Giveaway, and a Monday keynote address by Dr. Howard Stevenson, a University of Pennsylvania Professor of Africana Studies, and Executive Director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative. Guests can also explore our core exhibition, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia, 1776-1876, and the temporary exhibition, Gardens of the Mind.

​Thanks to the generosity of Citizens Bank, the museum’s admission will be reduced to $2 for all guests during the MLK Weekend Celebration festivities.

Dan Fitzpatrick, President, Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware; Patricia Wilson Aden, President and CEO, African American Museum in Philadelphia; and Michael B. Hill, Chair, Board of Directors, African American Museum in Philadelphia.

AAMP’s 2018 MLK Weekend Schedule: ​

Friday, January 12 ~ 7 – 9 pm

​Passion, Progress & Pulchritude: An Evening of Poetry & Music

Join AAMP for a can’t-miss evening of poetry and music inspired by the life, legacy and work of MLK, and curated by Philly’s own, Nina “Lyrispect” Ball. Featured performers include Brinae Ali Bradley, Christian Lovehall, Solomon Thorne, along with the sounds of Basquiat Blues house band led by Heru Shabaka Ra. This event is free and open to the public with RSVP. ​

Free R.S.V.P.

Saturday – Monday, January 13th – 15th

Free Admission for Selected Community-based Groups, Discounted Admissions for Families

Saturday, January 13th

MLK Weekend Celebration

Owning the Dream: Taking Personal Responsibility​

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Mlanjeni face painting and balloon animals (Galleries)

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

MLK Reenactor Presentation (Lobby/throughout)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Hip-Hop Jazz Musicology (Auditorium)

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Films at AAMP: Brother Outsider Screening & Conversation

Sunday, January 14th

MLK Weekend Celebration

Owning the Dream: Taking Personal Responsibility​

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

MLK Reenactor Presentation (Lobby/throughout)

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Weez The People Workshop & Performance (Auditorium)

Monday, January 16

MLK Weekend Celebration

Owning the Dream: Taking Personal Responsibility​

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Citizens Bank Scavenger Hunt and Book Giveaway

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mlanjeni face painting and balloon animals (Galleries)

11:00 am – 11:20 am

AAMP/Citizens Bank Welcome and Opening Remarks (Auditorium)

​11:20 am – 11:45 am

2018 Creativity Contest Winners Presentation (Auditorium)

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Keynote Speaker (Auditorium)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Roger Lee’s Hip-Hop Dance Fundamentals Workshop (Auditorium)

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm

​Sister Cities Girls’ Choir Performance (Auditorium)

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Limitless Performing Arts Dancers Performance (Auditorium)

2:30 pm – 2:50 pm

The New Freedom Theater Workshop (Auditorium)

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm

Dance4Life Company Performance (Auditorium)

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Clef Club Performance (Auditorium)

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble Performance (Auditorium)

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