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On Monday, January 18, Milwaukee Public Library will host a virtual celebration for Martin Luther King Day. Typically a daylong celebration at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Library, this year’s events has been shifted online to ensure community safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The program is presented in partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library Teen Advisory Board and funded by the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation.
Centering on the theme “Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere,” the events will feature live online programming including:
- Noon: A visit with local world-renowned artist Charly Palmer (Register in advance)
- 1 p.m. Presentation of the #MLKMPL2021 Challenge Video and announcement of the winners of the Alpha Phi Alpha Daily Youth Trivia Contest
- 2 p.m. A conversation on the past, present and future of the Civil Rights Movement in America with Daphne Barbee-Wooten, a civil rights attorney and daughter of Lloyd Barbee, and educator Terrence Roberts, one of the Little Rock Nine (Register in advance)
Additional information, booklists, and a list of organizations where patrons can volunteer to support equity, diversity and inclusion can be found on the library’s website at mpl.org/MLKDay