morgan county african american museum
morgan county african american museum


 

Morgan County African-American Museum Events:

March 22, 2012

Chat & Chew with Morgan County Retired Teachers

April 26, 2012

Discussion of the Contributions of Booker T. Washington

April 23, 2012

Discussion of the Contributions of Malcolm X/ Opening of Exhibit

June 2, 2012

Celebrating American Root Music Exhibition Opens (Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition/ Collaboration with Madison Morgan Cultural Center)

June 16, 2012

Caribbean/ African Music Concert @ MCAAM

July 21, 2012

Jazz Concert @ City of Madison Park - 4:00-7:00 P.M Featuring John Dunn & The Jazzmen

July 30, 2012

Discussion of the Contributions of Medgar Evers

August 16, 2012

Discussion of the Contributions of Marcus Garvey

August 31, 2012

Discussion of the Contribution of W.E. Dubois


REMEMBERING REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Click on the picture below to view the slideshow of the event here at the museum:
slide show

January marks the eighty second year of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth. Celebrations will be held throughout the United States and across the world on January 17, 2011. The Morgan County African-American Museum along with The Dreams and Visions Company will remember the 17"“ at the museum located at 156 Academy Street in Madison Georgia from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

“Even when there was no State or Federal holiday, people would celebrate Dr. King’s birthday in their homes and churches,” recalls Attorney Katrina Breeding, who along with her mother, Mary Breeding, are co-founders of The Dreams and Visions Company. "Today when children are asked who is Dr. King they respond that he had a dream, was killed in Memphis or that he was the first Georgian to win a Nobel Peace Prize but there is much more to learn about Dr. King and the civil rights movement", she said.

The seven hour Remembrance will include; video film footage of his speeches and the adult and children marches, a photo exhibit of historical sites in Birmingham and Montgomery, autobiographical movies of his life and times, recordings of music sung during the civil rights movement and a children’s reading and coloring corner. Dr. King authored several books. They along with other books about people and events of the civil rights movement will be available for readers.

Seven year old Victoria Davenport of Greene County and ten year old Vivian Charnise Breeding of Clarke County are artists in residence of The Dreams and Visions Company. This is the third year that their work is on display. “Although they are young, their art reflects a remarkable understanding of the spirit of Dr. King’s dream," observed Attorney Breeding.

The event is set up so that one can participate for seven minutes or for the full seven hours. The goal is to pay tribute to a man who paved the way for the freedom of all people and to leave knowing a little bit more than when you arrived.

 

 

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