King Day: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday

National Civil Rights Museum

FREE ADMISSION • LIMITED CAPACITY

The National Civil Rights Museum will continue the tradition of MLK Day of service by encouraging guests to bring nonperishable food items to support the Mid-South Food Bank. The museum is open with limited capacity for extended hours and King Day admission will be free for all guests, thanks to the support of FedEx.

MONDAY, JANUARY 16 • 8:00AM – 6:00PM

King Day will kick off yearlong observances themed “Freedom Can’t Wait” as the Museum focuses on major civil rights milestones with anniversaries in 2023.

The museum continues its commitment to a day of service by encouraging guests to bring nonperishable food items to support the Mid-South Food Bank and to be prepared to give blood to support the Vitalant blood drive.

ANNUAL MID-SOUTH FOOD BANK DRIVE

BRING CANNED GOODS/NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATIONS

Non-perishable items include canned meats (tuna, stews, chili, Spam, soups), canned fruit and veggies, canned juices, and peanut butter. NO glass containers.

The Food Drive is just one way everyone can serve the community and take in important history while honoring Dr. King's legacy. One of Dr. King's last initiatives was the Poor People's Campaign, so giving to help those in need furthers this cause. Feed the need!

If you would like to volunteer with Mid-South Food Bank for King Day, click here.

Click here for more information about the event. 

 

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