Rooted in the Jewish value, respect for all humanity, the Maltz Museum is proud to honor the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an all-day celebration including free Museum admission, virtual family activities, and a special online program featuring Dr. David Pilgrim of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia.
Visit the Maltz Museum, In-Person Free & open to the public
Tour the Maltz Museum’s core collections at no cost. Discover the Jewish-American immigrant experience in An American Story and explore Judaica and ritual objects in The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery. Free admission with advance registration. Limited timed tickets available.
11 a.m. – noon
Stop the Hate Essay Writing Workshop, Online
Each year the Maltz Museum awards $100,000 in scholarships and prizes to Northeast Ohio student upstanders, as part of its annual Stop the Hate contest. During this one-hour workshop designed for sixth through 12th graders, Lake Erie Ink will provide insight on how to craft a personal essay that tells a powerful story. Learn tips and tricks for essay writing to give students an edge in the competition (and in future college applications).
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
March Toward Freedom, an Interactive Family Event, Online
This MLK Day, join us for “March Toward Freedom,” when Punch McHamm of BravoNation reads from the book As Good as Anybody written by Richard Michelson and illustrated by Raul Colon, about the friendship of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. An interactive Q&A with Zelma Brown of SAFY follows. Then, get moving with an improv style theater activity by Talespinner Children’s Theater, exploring what it means to embody leadership characteristics. A jam-packed hour, sure to entertain and inspire family members of all ages and backgrounds.
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Race, Racism, and the Jim Crow Museum: A Discussion with Dr. David Pilgrim, founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, Online
The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, housed inside Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, uses racist objects of intolerance to teach tolerance and promote social justice, examining the historical patterns of race relations and the origins and consequences of racist depictions. The aim is to engage visitors in open and honest dialogues about this country’s racial history. Founder and curator, Dr. David Pilgrim has said, “We are not afraid to talk about race and racism; we are afraid not to.” Join Dr. Pilgrim this MLK Day in a discussion about race, racism and the Jim Crow Museum. Learn about their teaching methods and the belief in the triumph of dialogue. Followed by a Q&A.
For more information and to register today, visit here.