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EXHIBIT: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Signs of Freedom
Signs of Freedom is a new installation celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, on exhibit through February 2013. Poignant scenes include protest signs from the Civil Rights era captured by Memphis photographer Ernest Withers and powerful broadsides from the Abolitionist Movement commemorate incredible campaigns for human liberty dating back to the 1850s. Signs of Freedom is a prelude to Freedom Rising, a yearlong exhibit and programming commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation and of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment, the first black soldiers from the north to serve in the Civil War. Look for education events and programs related to Signs of Freedom and Freedom Rising. School and organization groups welcome.
|Where||Museum Of African American History 46 Joy St, Boston, MA 02114|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||10:00 am–4:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone, Families|
|Phone||617.725.0022, extension 222|
|Price||General admission: $5.00; youth 13 - 17 years and seniors 62+: $3.00; Members and all kids 12 years & under: free.|
More About Museum Of African American History
The museum is comprised of the African Meeting House and the Abiel Smith School. The meeting house is the oldest African Meeting house in America and the adjacent school is the first black public school building constructed in the country. The Abiel Smith School features rotating exhibits and a museum gift store open year-round. Guided or self-guided tours for the 1.6 mile Black Heritage Trail concludes at the Abiel School and African Meeting house. Guided tours are available throughout the year by appointment (617) 742-5415 and at 10, noon, and 2pm Memorial Day through Labor Day.