The Museum of Tolerance invites you to
MLK, Jr. Day at the MOT
Celebrate the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 16, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm*
#MLKDay: “A day on, not a day off”
Join us for MOTivational exhibits and films that honor the life of Dr. King, the history of the civil rights movement, and our ongoing responsibility to build a more perfect union.
Special Screenings of films from Teaching Tolerance, a project
of the Southern Poverty Law Center
A TIME FOR JUSTICE: AMERICA’S CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Academy Award™ winning film A Time for Justice depicts the battle for civil
rights as told by its foot soldiers. They rode where they weren’t supposed to
ride; walked where they weren’t supposed to walk; sat where they weren’t
supposed to sit; and they stood their ground until they won their freedom.
MIGHTY TIMES: THE LEGACY OF ROSA PARKS
Behind every great protest movement is a community of
citizens whose courage and dedication leads the charge for social change. These
‘foot soldiers’, often ignored in headlines and history books, are ordinary
people who accomplish extraordinary things. Mighty Times is the story of how
one woman, Rosa Parks, through a single act of defiance on a Montgomery bus,
inspired a community to unite in its opposition to segregation and change
MIGHTY TIMES: THE CHILDREN’S MARCH
The Children’s March tells the story of how the young
people of Birmingham, Alabama, braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 and
brought segregation to its knees. Their heroism moved President Kennedy to
introduce the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a key piece of federal legislation that
transformed not just the South, but the entire nation.
SELMA: THE BRIDGE TO THE BALLOT
The Bridge to the Ballot is the true story of the
forgotten heroes in the fight for voting rights for African Americans – the
courageous students and teachers of Selma, Alabama, who stood up against
injustice in the face of intimidation, arrests and violence. By organizing and
marching bravely, these change-makers achieved one of the most significant
victories of the Civil Rights Era.
Included with Museum admission.Minors be accompanied by an adult at all
* Last Museum ticket for core exhibits sold at approximately 3:30pm. New Anne Frank Exhibit (separate ticket) closes at 6:30pm
Free underground parking. Please be considerate of our residential neighbors and make every effort to avoid driving through single-family residential neighborhood streets.