MLK Celebration


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Join me in my 19th year of celebrating an icon with the Children’s Museum of Houston

Children’s Museum of Houston celebrates the power of dreams through MLK-inspired peace march and special activities

Gardere oratory competition winner to recite speech

Dr. Edith Irby Jones to be honored with Museum’s Caryakid Award

MONDAY, January 19 at noon
Special event $5 general admission
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed for us to live in a world where we would “not be judged by the color of [our] skin, but by the content of [our] character.”

Take a trip to the Children’s Museum of Houston to honor civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., and his acclaimed “I Have a Dream Speech” which rocked the nation during the Civil Rights Movement in 1963.

Join us in finding the leadership within each of us to do what is right for all.

·         Spirit of Sankofa Chorale:  Will sing African American spirituals
·         Gardere Oratory Speech Recital:  Listen to the uplifting words of this year’s winner.
·         Caryakid Award:  Honor Houston leader and model for Dr. King’s beliefs Dr. Edith Irby Jones.   Jones was the first African American student to attend the University of Arkansas’ School of Medicine, the first woman to be elected president of the National Medicine Association and a dedicated pioneer in bringing health care to those most in need.
·         Peace March Led by Kid’s Committee:  March down Kid’s Hall in celebration of civil rights.
·         “I Have a Dream Speech” Rendition:  Listen to the speech that changed history.
·         Young Harmonies of Houston:  Get moving to the inspirational sounds of this choir.
·         Dream Machine:  Animate characters from your imagination at Inventors’ Workshop.
·         Dream Clouds:  Display big dreams for the world in our Dream Wall at Junktion.
·         What is Peace?:  Make a world symbol of peace atJunktion.
·         The Star Promise:   Take a pledge to be fair and kind to others with a promise at Junktion.
·         To The Stars:  Mae Jeminson was the first African-American woman to travel to space.  Take your imagination to the stars and beyond with your own straw rocket at Science Station.
·         Cells! Small, But Mighty!:  Marie Maynard Daly was the first African-American woman to be awarded a PhD. in chemistry.  Inspire your individuality making a cell at Science Station.
·         Our Wondrous Eyes:  Patricia Bath invented the Laserphaco Probe to help treat cataracts. Treat your eyes to the wonders of 3D images at Science Station.
·         I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr.:  Get inspired as we read Dr. King’s motivational message of freedom, equality, and peace at the Parent Resource Library.

Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech – August 28, 1963

Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech – August 28, 1963