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MLK celebration at the Walter’s Art Museum

Phinesse Demps | 1/28/2015, noon
On Saturday, January 17, 2015 the Walters Art Museum celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...
Five-year-old Loaran Rome from Columbia, Md. and her mother Keda at the Passport for Peace activity.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. —Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Saturday, January 17, 2015 the Walters Art Museum celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a family festival. The day’s events started at 10 a.m. and included: MLK’s I Have A Dream Speech, and a performane by the Baltimore City College Choir. The Baltimore Urban Debate League spoke about what Martin Luther King, Jr. means to them and how he influenced them.

The Baltimore Urban Debate League: (Left to right) Maria Cedillo, Rejjia Camphor, Katie S. Arevalo, Jared Bey, Matthew Boykin-Derrill, Wayne Von Young Jr., Tanesha Blackledge and team advisor Trinya Smith.

(Photo: Phinesse Demps)

The Baltimore Urban Debate League: (Left to right) Maria Cedillo, Rejjia Camphor, Katie S. Arevalo, Jared Bey, Matthew Boykin-Derrill, Wayne Von Young Jr., Tanesha Blackledge and team advisor Trinya Smith.

Children participated in the Passport Through Peace art activity. According to staff member Lauren Megan, “This activity is about Dr. Kings worldview of Peace.” One the children who visited the Passport Through Peace room was five-year-old Laoran Rome from Columbia, Maryland and her mother Keda. When Laoran was asked why she came to the event, she said, “For Dr. Martin Luther King.”

Waltee, the Walters beloved lion cub also participated in events at the museum.

The Walters Art Museum has wonderful activities all year long and offers many events for the entire family. For more information, visit: www.thewalters.org .