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Dynamic Exhibition Highlights Impact of 1963–1975 Protest Years on Washington

Dynamic Exhibition Highlights Impact of 1963–1975 Protest Years on Washington

Media Advisory

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Program Features NY Schomberg Center Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad

WHAT: Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum's Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Program featuring a talk by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, PhD, director of the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 15
6:40 p.m.: Media check-in
7 p.m.—9 p.m.: Program

WHERE: National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium
10th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W.
Use Constitution Avenue entrance

WHO: Marjorie Lightman and William Zeisel, guest curators
Joshua Gorman, collections manager, Anacostia Community Museum

From his perspective as director of the Schomberg Center, a research division of the NY Public Library, Muhammad will present the talk "The Creative Minority of the Concerned: Dr. King's Vision of a Racial Justice Movement, Then and Now." Muhammad is an award winner writer and his work has been featured in national and international media. Academically, he is at forefront of scholarship on racial criminalization. He is also the great-grandson of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad and son of Pulitizer Prize-winning New York Times photographer Ozier Muhammad.

Following his talk, Muhammad will participate in a discussion with District of Columbia Public Library Director Richard Reyes-Galivan who will also moderate a Q&A session with the audience. The featured performer for the event is Crazee Praize, a local Christian mime troupe.

Interested media should RSVP to (202) 633-4876. The evening phone number for the day of the event is (202) 320-1735.