Providence to honor Dr. King

December 12, 2012 by  

Providence, and the United States in general, will be honoring the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 21, 2013. King would have turned 83 on January 15 but was sadly shot down on April 4, 1968 in Memphis. His birthday has since made a national holiday and many communities have held parades or special events in order to celebrate this day.

The Providence Children’s Museum holds a yearly observation of Martin Luther King Day. On the day, children can learn about Dr. King’s legacy through an exhibit of photographs, excerpts from his speeches, and books by and about him. Children will also be able to take part in interactive activities.

For this year’s event, there will be four performances of the play ‘M.L.K.: Amazing Grace’. The play was written by Valerie Tutson and Rochel Coleman and features Dr. King and other important figures of the Civil Rights movement in story and song. This yearly observation is the perfect opportunity for children to learn about this important figure in U.S. history and to discover ways that they can keep his memory alive. It will no doubt draw visitors from all over the area, including nearby Warwick, and it is likely that local printing companies will play some part in this event, either by providing tickets or helping to advertise it.

The Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place at the Providence Children’s Museum on January 21 from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and admission is $9.