A Poetic Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Join us for a free and family-friendly performance of this year’s Not Just Another Day Off: On Civil Disobedience. This year’s performance will feature poets Jericho Brown, Mark McMorris, Lauren K. Alleyne, and others in celebration of The Mighty Stream: Poems in Celebration of Martin Luther King, edited by Carolyn Forché and Jackie Kay. Actors will perform excerpts from the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., with poems by poets woven throughout the performance. Folger Shakespeare Library Director Michael Witmore will open the event with a brief talk on civil disobedience in the work of Shakespeare.
In the spirit of the day, we are asking for canned and dry food donations for the Food Pantry of The Church of the Reformation. This event is presented with assistance from the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice.
The Mighty Stream: Poems in Celebration of Martin Luther King will be available for purchase in the Folger Gift Shop.
This event is free; but reservations are strongly suggested. For more information or questions, please contact Teri Cross Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 675-0374.