Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 18

Enjoy FREE admission to the Eiteljorg Museum on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
We are offering pre-reserved timed tickets to see our holiday model train exhibit, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure, as well as general admission to see other exhibits at the museum. Timed tickets are required and limited based upon capacity.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with us!

Admission to the Eiteljorg Museum and other White River State Park (WRSP) venues is FREE on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day . Visitors are encouraged to give a monetary donation to Gleaners Food Bank at the museum (please do not bring food items). Visitors will enjoy a last chance to see our amazing model train exhibit, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure, as well as two featured exhibitions, Please Touch: The Sculptures of Michael Naranjo and Powerful Women: Contemporary Art from the Eiteljorg Collection. Don’t forget to shop in the Frank and Katrina Basile Museum Store and enjoy a delicious lunch in the museum café.

All Programming is FREE

 

Celebrating the Legacy – featuring Tammy L. Cooper and Anthony Conley

How can we honor and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy today? Learn more from this conversation between Tammy L. Cooper and Anthony Conley.

About the speakers: Tammy L. Cooper is a native of Indianapolis Indiana and has a passion for black history. She is a business professor at Ivy Tech Community College. Tammy has worked with the Eiteljorg museum the last five years to celebrate the history of Juneteenth. She plans to collaborate with Eiteljorg Museum to launch a diversity lecture series in 2021 to bring more awareness to black history, racial equality and unity. Anthony Conley is a History Instructor at Ivy Tech Community College with 21 years of seniority. He is a leader in his field and has collaborated with many over the years.

FILM SCREENING: FREEDOM RIDERS

CLICK HERE TO WATCH ANY TIME DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is excited to present a free virtual screening of Freedom Riders from the comfort of your home. To watch it just click here. The film will be available to view during the month of January!

This event is free. Please consider making a donation in support of the Eiteljorg Museum.

Synopsis Courtesy of PBS:

Freedom Riders is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws in order to test and challenge a segregated interstate travel system, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.

From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Wounded Knee, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, The Murder of Emmett TillFreedom Riders features testimony from a fascinating cast of central characters: the Riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the Rides firsthand. The two-hour documentary is based on Raymond Arsenault’s book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice.

Other Films You Should Watch:

Selma

Roads to Memphis: Two Paths One Ending

King in the Wilderness

Books written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Strength to Love. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1963. 

 Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1958. 

The Trumpet of Conscience. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1968. (Foreword by Coretta Scott King.) 

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1967

Why We Can’t Wait. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1963. 

Children’s Authors/Books:

I am Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Brad Meltzer

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
by Johnny Ray Moore

My Uncle Martin’s Big Heart
by Angela Farris Watkins

My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Marion Dane Bauer

I Have a Dream 
by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Doreen Rappaport

My Brother Martin
by Christine King Farris

My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Martin Luther, III King

Martin Luther King Jr.: A Graphic History of America’s Great Civil Rights Leaders
by Rachel Ruiz

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
by Bonnie Bader

Dear Martin
by Nic Stone

Other Resources

Smithsonian Museum’s collection of photography and images of Dr. King
https://www.si.edu/spotlight/mlk

Collections of Dr. King’s Writings and Speeches

Carson, Clayborne and Shepard, Kris (editors). A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Warner Books, 2001. 

 A Testament of Hope. San Francisco: Harper & Row Publishers, 1986. 

 The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Newmarket Press, 1983 
Carson, Clayborne and Holloran, Peter (editors).

A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., New York: IPM in Association with Warner Books, 1998. 

Carson, Clayborne (editor). The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: IPM in Association with Warner Books, 1998.  

 The King Papers – Volumes 1-6 (with more volumes forthcoming), University of California Press.

More books on Dr. King and/or the Civil Rights Movement can be found on The King Center’s website as well

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