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  • Sing-Sista-Sing MLK50 Concert: "Honoring the Legacy of Faith"

    Mar 30th, 2018
    All-day Event
    TBD
    Memphis Metro Church in collaboration with other local churches will host Sing-Sista-Sing MLK50: "Honoring the Legacy of Faith" concert. The concert will include local and national recording artists. The Sing-Sista-Sing event is an outreach of Memphis Metro Church and was created to share the Gospel through music and raise the awareness of the importance of education beyond high school graduation. Through this outreach, the church is able to raise funds for scholarships for both traditional students and adults who are pursuing a post-secondary credential.
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  • MLK50: Where Do We Go From Here? Symposium

    Apr 2nd, 2018
    All-day Event
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  • The Polish-American Society Commemorates MLK50

    Apr 2nd, 2018
    All-day Event
    The National Civil Rights Museum
    The Polish-American Society has invited Lech Walesa, former President of Poland and leader of the Solidarity Movement, to join the MLK50 commemoration. The President is to be accompanied by Ryszard Schepf, former Ambassador of Poland to the US. The program will also be enriched with a delegation of ambitious high school students from Sopot, Poland, eager to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and excited to share with their counterparts in Memphis about the Solidarity Movement that took place in Poland throughout the 80''s.
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  • "Beyond the Balcony" Art Exhibition

    Apr 2nd, 2018
    All-day Event
    Art Village Gallery 410 S Main
    This program will be a tribute art exhibition titled "Beyond the Balcony" to join the citywide celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his assassination.   Beyond the Balcony will feature works by artists of multi-racial and multi-cultural backgrounds who unite to examine solutions to social, political and economic injustices. Artists are challenged to create artwork that explores the importance of motivating and activating positive change that will answer the question “where do we go from here" artists will also offer conceptual and formal dialogue on the building of public will and policy change that corrects injustice. Each artist has a unique opportunity to contribute to the ongoing social and political discussion by using art as a platform to inform and influence the perspective of others.
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  • MLK50: Where Do We Go From Here? Symposium

    Apr 3rd, 2018
    All-day Event
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  • The Polish-American Society Commemorates MLK50

    Apr 3rd, 2018
    All-day Event
    The National Civil Rights Museum
    The Polish-American Society has invited Lech Walesa, former President of Poland and leader of the Solidarity Movement, to join the MLK50 commemoration. The President is to be accompanied by Ryszard Schepf, former Ambassador of Poland to the US. The program will also be enriched with a delegation of ambitious high school students from Sopot, Poland, eager to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and excited to share with their counterparts in Memphis about the Solidarity Movement that took place in Poland throughout the 80''s.
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  • IRIS Orchestra MLK50 Program “It’s Up to Us”

    Apr 3rd, 2018
    1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Clayborn Temple
    IRIS Artist Fellows will coordinate a program based on theme “It’s Up to Us,” from a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King on that topic. Focusing elements will include Dr. Harold Middlebrook’s relationship with Dr. King and Dr. King’s worldwide influence on civil liberties.  With a  by LarJuanette Williams, E.D., of Black Arts Alliance, the program will include commentary by Dr. Harold Middlebrook, spoken word and poetry by a young, local poet, a chorus, and string chamber ensembles including the IRIS Artist Fellows and additional local musicians.  The program is planned for the week of April 2nd (date TBD: a day other than April 4th) at a morning or early afternoon time to create a field trip opportunity for area students, with the potential for a second, later performance accessible to the working community.  Partners for this event with IRIS Orchestra will include Black Arts Alliance and Dr. Harold Middlebrook. Additional partners may include Le Moyne-Owen College (Dr. Middlebrook’s alma mater), visiting jazz musicians from Poland, student ambassadors from Poland, University of Memphis string students, and The Consortium MMT.  As an outreach and engagement event, this concert will be offered free to the public. The target audience includes underserved segments of the community, communities of color, youth and senior citizens.
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  • The Polish-American Society Commemorates MLK50

    Apr 4th, 2018
    All-day Event
    The National Civil Rights Museum
    The Polish-American Society has invited Lech Walesa, former President of Poland and leader of the Solidarity Movement, to join the MLK50 commemoration. The President is to be accompanied by Ryszard Schepf, former Ambassador of Poland to the US. The program will also be enriched with a delegation of ambitious high school students from Sopot, Poland, eager to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and excited to share with their counterparts in Memphis about the Solidarity Movement that took place in Poland throughout the 80''s.
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  • 50th Anniversary Commemoration

    Apr 4th, 2018
    All-day Event
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  • An Evening of Storytelling

    Apr 4th, 2018
    4:00pm - 9:00pm
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  • Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Vision Gala on Wednesday, April 4

    Apr 4th, 2018
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues)
    In February 1969, following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Arthur Mitchell and his mentor, Karel Shook, founded Dance Theatre of Harlem as a beacon of hope for the youth in the neighborhood where Mr. Mitchell grew up - Harlem. Arthur Mitchell’s response to this tragedy became a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim. This year, Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Vision Gala on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, will celebrate the legacy of Dr. King 50 years later, with our New York City opening night performance at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues). Performances by our inspiring Company and DTH School students with special appearances by guest celebrities will be followed by dinner, dessert and our exciting after party at the Park Hyatt on W. 57th Street. We will also honor two distinguished visionaries who have endeavored for racial equality in their respective fields: dance and theater icon, Kennedy Center Honoree and arts advocate Carmen de Lavallade, and Xernona Clayton, pioneering entertainment executive, founder of the Trumpet Awards and the intrepid civil rights leader who worked side by side with Dr. King. They will both receive the 2018 Arthur Mitchell Vision Award given to individuals who against all odds, showed the courage defy convention and breathe life into a dream. Dance Theatre of Harlem is a rich part of the legacy Dr. King left behind and the work we continue to do is in his memory.
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  • The Polish-American Society Commemorates MLK50

    Apr 5th, 2018
    All-day Event
    The National Civil Rights Museum
    The Polish-American Society has invited Lech Walesa, former President of Poland and leader of the Solidarity Movement, to join the MLK50 commemoration. The President is to be accompanied by Ryszard Schepf, former Ambassador of Poland to the US. The program will also be enriched with a delegation of ambitious high school students from Sopot, Poland, eager to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and excited to share with their counterparts in Memphis about the Solidarity Movement that took place in Poland throughout the 80''s.
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  • The Polish-American Society Commemorates MLK50

    Apr 6th, 2018
    All-day Event
    The National Civil Rights Museum
    The Polish-American Society has invited Lech Walesa, former President of Poland and leader of the Solidarity Movement, to join the MLK50 commemoration. The President is to be accompanied by Ryszard Schepf, former Ambassador of Poland to the US. The program will also be enriched with a delegation of ambitious high school students from Sopot, Poland, eager to learn about the Civil Rights Movement and excited to share with their counterparts in Memphis about the Solidarity Movement that took place in Poland throughout the 80''s.
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