The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights
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Friday February 28
7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights

The DuSable Museum of African American History and The Chicago Writers Theater have partnered to present the final performance of the 14 year annual tour of The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights. The MLK Project is a one-woman show that follows a Chicago student’s personal transformation through studying the Civil Rights Movement. Alaya uses her fists as an outlet for anger, but after interviewing local heroes of the Movement she discovers she can put “anger into action” and that her power is in her voice and her hip hop, not violence.  Weaving together real interviews, poetry, hip-hop, history and multimedia projections the performance features stories of both celebrated and unsung Chicago-based Civil Rights Activists. In a tour-de-force performance the actress portrays:

  • Reverend Samuel “Billy” Kyles who was present on the evening Dr. King was killed
  • Spoken word artist and activist Sista Yo
  • Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., longtime fighter for social justice
  • Puerto Rican poet and activist David Hernandez
  • And more!

Seen by more than 83,000 students, this cross-cultural, dynamic, multimedia performance interlaces personal interviews of Chicago-based Civil Rights activists, featuring both the celebrated and unsung heroes of the Movement.

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DuSable Museum of African American History | 740 E 56th Place Chicago, IL | 7:00 PM-8:30 PM | Please enter through the Harold Washington Wing entrance on 57th and Cottage Grove Blvd | Admission: FREE | Sponsored by The Chicago Writers Theater