On Monday, January 18, 2021, Atlanta History Center will share a variety of virtual offerings to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Though this will differ from the usual on-site program and free admission offered on the day, these educational resources will be able to be enjoyed safely from home in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the offerings is a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Virtual Author Talk featuring authors Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick in conversation with leaders of the Atlanta Student Movement, Charles Black and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. The discussion will be moderated by Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Virginia Prescott. In addition to discussing the book Nine Days: The Race to Save Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Life and Win The 1960 Election, panelists will be discussing personal recollections of the Atlanta Student Movement, time with leader Lonnie King and Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the reverberations of the Civil Rights Movement today. This special event will occur live on Zoom Webinar at 4 PM, with a recording available after the event on Atlanta History Center’s YouTube channel. Registration is free, but required.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlanta History Center’s operating hours have changed to Tuesday-Sunday, closed on Monday. Atlanta History Center’s campus will be closed on Monday, January 18.
For more information about the day’s events, please contact Claire Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 814-4129. Images and interviews, including with featured authors Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick, are available upon request.