A free community event celebrating the life, achievements and birthday of Martin Luther King Jr, an influential American civil rights leader.

A free community event celebrating the life, achievements and birthday of Martin Luther King Jr, an influential American civil rights leader.

Monday, January 15th, 2018

2:00 pm, Free Event 

A screening of Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech which was originally delivered during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which Dr. King calls for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the speech was a defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement. The screening will be followed by a short film by local documentarian, Nan Bress which features community members stating the dreams they have. This will be followed by a sing-along of some iconic civil rights protest songs. After the sing-along, everyone in attendance will be offered birthday cake served in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. After a short break, the film “Marshall” will be screened. This PG-13 film is about a young Thurgood, Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Schedule of Events:
2:00 Screening of “I Have a Dream Speech”
2:20 Screening of the short film “My Dreams” by Nan Bress
2:30 Sing-Along of iconic civil rights songs
2:45 Cake is served!
3:15 Screening of “Marshall”
5:15 Movie Ends

Marshall
Monday 1/15, 3:15 pm, FREE
PG-13 | Drama/Biography | 1h 58m
Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who’s never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.