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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration

  • Saint Louis Art Museum 1 Fine Arts Drive St. Louis, MO 63110 (map)

Join the Saint Louis Art Museum in the Farrell Auditorium on Friday, January 15th for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Celebration, a free annual event commemorating the legacy of Dr. King through spoken-word and musical performances. 

This year's theme is 'A Time to Speak, A Time to Act: A Salute to Julian Bond'. We will celebrate the life of Mr. Bond, one of the most vocal and enduring voices of the Civil Rights Movement who helped start the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and served as chairman of theNAACP.

East St. Louis Poet Laureate Eugene B. Redmond will serve as the night’s keynote speaker. The evening will also feature the photography of Moneta Sleet, Jr., music from the Shalom Church (City of Peace) Next Generation Choir, and a message from Marcus Creighton, former president of theAlpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Epsilon Lambda Chapter.

All events in the Farrell Auditorium, including free events, are ticketed. Tickets may be reserved in person at the Museum's Informations Centers, through, or by calling 314.534.111. Tickets reserved through MetroTix incur a service charge; the charge is waived for tickets reserved on site at the Museum.