Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

​​Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at interfaith civil rights rally, San Francisco Cow Palace, June 30,​ 1964​. ​Photograph by George Conklin.

Saturday-Monday, January 13-15

Enjoy fun, interactive, and thought-provoking activities over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. The Museum will be open Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Special Programs

Breaking the Silence: Dr. King and the "Beyond Vietnam" Speech
Saturday, 2 pm

Join us for this unique family event featuring an on-stage conversation and audience Q&A with one of the speech’s organizers, Reverend Richard Fernandez, director of the Clergy and Laity Concerned about Vietnam in 1967 and acclaimed author Tonya Bolden (M.L. K.: Journey of a King). Before the conversation, participants will view a clip from the Oscar-nominated documentary series Eyes on the Prize about the American civil rights movement from 1954 to 1985, originally aired on PBS.
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Reading Into History Family Book Club
Vietnam: A History of the War
Sunday, 2 pm

We're discussing acclaimed author Russell Freedman's comprehensive look at the war, Vietnam: A History of the War. At the meeting, veterans Herbert Sweat and Barbara Chiminello join us to discuss their experiences and answer questions. After book discussion and Q&A, we'll explore the exhibition and take a look at an item donated by Ms. Chiminello.
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MLK Day Story Time
Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam

Monday, 2 pm
In honor of our exhibition The Vietnam War: 1945–1975, come listen to a read-aloud of Walter Dean Myers’ children’s book Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam, which tells the story of a black soldier in Vietnam encountering, and rethinking, his enemy.
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All Weekend
Living History: Vietnam Home Front \ War Front
Saturday-Monday, 12-4 pm

Explore the Vietnam era all weekend long in honor of our groundbreaking exhibition The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975. Enhance your visit every afternoon with a stop at our 'touch table' of historical objects that you (yes, you!) can handle with the help of an educator.
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