Five ways to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with your family

As the country prepares to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the city offers plenty of family friendly activities to enjoy.

The Hyde Park Art Center is hosting its MLK Day Freedom Family Celebration. There will be free movies and documentary screenings of several films, including Hidden Figures and The March. Other activities include live performances and art. For more information visit

The Chicago History Museum is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s day with a host of events for the family that include MLK themed crafts and storytelling. Other highlights are the Writers Theatre‚Äôs production of The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights and a performance by the Chicago Chamber Choir. Also, please stop by the Remembering Dr. King exhibit featuring over 25 riveting pictures showcasing his work during the civil rights movement and focusing on his time in Chicago. For more information, visit

The African American Arts Alliance of Chicago is hosting its 9th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration. Activities will include a vendors market, storytelling, and a dance performance from MADD Rhythms, plus more. For more information and tickets visit

The DuSable Museum of African American History is having its annual King Day 2020 celebration complete with family-friendly arts and crafts, musical performances, poetry, film screenings, lectures, and more. For more information visit

The South Side Community Art Center is hosting a free screening of the movie Selma, followed by a discussion centered on today’s issues in the African American community. To register, visit



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