Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Yale Peabody Museum
170 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06511

Monday, January 16, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

World Stage Performances (Great Hall of Dinosaurs)

10:30              DJ KP with Elm Cityz Finest presents Hip Hop Dance Battle

11:00              Community Poetry Open Mic

12:00              Red Supreme Productions Hip Hop Dance Entertainment

12:30              Kenyatta Harris Jr. — Jazz and R&B

1:00                Red Supreme Productions Hip Hop Dance Entertainment

1:30                African Arawak Connection

2:30                Michael Mills — Drumming performance and drum circle finale


David Friend Hall (3rd Floor)

10:30–11:30    Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” – Video Approx. 60 mins

11:30–12:00    Been to The Mountain Top – Video Approx. 30 mins

12:30–3:30      Annual Invitational Zannette Lewis Environmental and Social Justice Poetry Slam

Invited Poetry Slam Participants: Mind Evolution, Malcolm Wicks, M.I.D.N.I.G.H.T, Paragraph,

Crystal Valentine, Sky Raven-The Vegan Poet,

Jasmine  Eaton, Aaron Jafferis, Brad Waldron, Jaime Lewis,

Steven Willis, Gabriel Ramirez, Lynnette Johnson, Safi


Storytelling & Amistad Exhibit at the New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Avenue     

Free Admission to the New Haven Museum from 11:00 am to 4:00pm

11:30               Joy Donaldson — “Martin Luther King Word and Song”

1:00                 Waltrina Kirkland Mullins — “We’ve Come a Long Way! Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. King”


Alco, experience the Peabody Museum of Natural History’s 21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and a special exhibit at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library featuring items from the university collection related to Dr. King.

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