MLK Exhibit Center

MLK Exhibit Center THE MLK Exhibit Center is a commemorative exhibition center dedicated to Dr. King when he lived in Chicago to impact the civil rights movements in the North to disrupt housing discrimination and other inequities.
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Please stop by or tell  someone about the lunch giveaway.
08/15/2020

Please stop by or tell someone about the lunch giveaway.

We are now open for private rentals.
08/14/2020

We are now open for private rentals.

08/13/2020
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08/11/2020
ART WEST

Attack the Sound is an amazing band!!

Freedom Fest

07/26/2020

Big thanks to Impact Open Mic for producing such an outstanding live streamed show.

Please enjoy a series of live performances at the MLK Exhibit Center from the Harbor for Mending Hearts, which is a part of Terrain, a city wide exhibition.
Thank you to artist, Sonja Henderson for working so closely with us during these challenging times to curate this experience at our center. #ImpactOpenMic

Our current window exhibition at the MLK Exhibit Center is “The Harbor for Mending Hearts.” This tent stands at 10ft y’a...
07/17/2020

Our current window exhibition at the MLK Exhibit Center is “The Harbor for Mending Hearts.” This tent stands at 10ft y’all, and is erected within the interior of the center. The beautiful tiles on the quilt were sewn and created by mothers who have used this practice to facilitate healing.

07/16/2020
The Harbor for Mending Hearts

Window Exhibition Announcement:
July 15th- August 1st

The Harbor for Mending Hearts was chosen to be in the Terrain Art-In-Place exhibition now featured at the MLK Exhibition Center on 16th and Hamlin.

The Harbor for Mending Hearts:
The Harbor for Mending Hearts is a safe nurturing tent space made of quilts which
offers the chance to stitch lives and lineage back together. There is a long and
beautiful history of women healing, creating and processing through sewing, quilting
and “mending” together. We now live in a world where people’s bodies are policed,
trafficked, harmed and murdered due to race or skin tone. The mother’s who helped
sew the tent walls used collage, applique, drawing and quilting techniques to create
mixed media quilt square telling the story of their child’s death due to police
brutality, street and state violence. Our sewing circles gave the mother’s the
opportunity to express and process their grief in an entirely new way. They
immediately began to heal with every stitch telling the story of their child’s
importance, beauty, accomplishments and dreams.

https://www.cnlprojects.org/artinplace3#/artinplace-sonja-henderson/

07/08/2020

Redlining is the systematic denial of various services by the federal and local government agencies that disproportionately affects black neighborhoods. Which of the following is a form of redlining?
A. Denial of Grocery Stores
B. Denial of Fair Housing
C. Denial of Mortgage Lending
D. All of the above

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06/24/2020
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Black History is everywhere. Use this guide as a reference to enjoy the rich history and culture of African American roots city by city. Where did King grow up?

Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up in the Auburn Avenue community of Atlanta. Born on January 15, 1929 in the home shared by his grandparents and parents, King lived there until he was 12. King stayed in Atlanta until he graduated from Morehouse College. After his graduation, he served as a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church while enrolled at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. He continued on to Boston University and received a PhD in 1955. In Boston, King met and married Coretta Scott. After leaving Boston University, King became a pastor at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. This put King in the right place at the right time to be able to help lead the famous bus boycott in Montgomery. Touched off in part by Rosa Parks, the 381-day boycott launched King to the front of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
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06/16/2020
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Rev. Jesse Jackson walked into the MLK Exhibit Center on June 12th. He slowly panned the space, with his mask on and res...
06/15/2020

Rev. Jesse Jackson walked into the MLK Exhibit Center on June 12th. He slowly panned the space, with his mask on and rested his eyes on the photo of Dr. King. He moved further into the exhibit to take a well awaited break on the blue love seat. His eyes smiled. Certainly it was a sight to see.

Organized by Rev. Michael EaddyTo join the march, info below.
06/11/2020

Organized by Rev. Michael Eaddy
To join the march, info below.

Shukrani Gray, the African American Resource Collection Librarian of the New Orleans Public Library, helped generate a l...
06/10/2020
Anti-Racist Reading List from Ibram X. Kendi - Chicago Public Library

Shukrani Gray, the African American Resource Collection Librarian of the New Orleans Public Library, helped generate a list for us. She asked “What are some "must read" books on social justice, community organizing,racial politics and/or social commentary from a Black perspective?” Please enjoy and share the resources that have been published by the Chicago Public Library.

Anti-Racist Reading List from Ibram X. Kendi by Rattusnorvegicus - a community-created list : "This anti-racist syllabus is for people realizing they were never taught how to be anti-racist. How to treat all the racial groups as equals. How to look at the racial inequity all around and look for the....

Re-opening Monday. Join us to hear the origin story of the MLK Exhibit Center. Next Monday on the 15th. Right here on ou...
06/10/2020

Re-opening Monday. Join us to hear the origin story of the MLK Exhibit Center. Next Monday on the 15th. Right here on our page we’ll be going live.

06/02/2020

1966 Cicero was deemed one of the most dangerous areas to crossover to if you were Black. It was predominantly a white neighborhood. Dr. King organized marches across the city to demonstrate that the North was just as racially violent even more so than the South. There were plans lead by Jesse Jackson to orchestrate marching to Cicero. At that point there was a great political urge to discourage that initiative. I do not own the rights to this media.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Or Is it glorified segregation? You cross one street or a viaduct and you’re violati...
06/02/2020

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Or Is it glorified segregation? You cross one street or a viaduct and you’re violating “territory.” The problem is if your neighborhood suffers from disinvestment it is very likely that it would also be a food desert and desolate of essential amenities. This is an effect of “Redlining.” It’s like getting choked out of resources. Where do you shop for groceries, or household needs?

In 1966 Dr. King has to combat the effects of redlining which was a federal initiative in 1935 to classify areas they deemed worthy of real estate investment and approval of home lending. Stay tuned for more. #mlkexhibitcenter

Every Monday we will post a question! Feel free to share the post, do research with your children, post the answer or ta...
06/01/2020

Every Monday we will post a question! Feel free to share the post, do research with your children, post the answer or tag us with a video answer! #mlkqa
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05/31/2020
Martin Luther King, Jr., "What Is Your Life's Blueprint?"

Speaks on the importance of building community and organizing.

Rarely seen footage of Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking to students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, where he delivered hi...

05/15/2020

Friday MLK Q&A:
What year did Dr. King come to Chicago’s Westside with his crusade to join the Chicago Freedom Movement?
A. 1962
B. 1964
C. 1965
D. 1966

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Robert Taylor Homes in Chicago. Photo: From WTTW's DuSable to Obama, courtesyGetty Images...
05/11/2020

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Robert Taylor Homes in Chicago. Photo: From WTTW's DuSable to Obama, courtesyGetty Images
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Robert Taylor Homes in Chicago. Photo: From WTTW's DuSable to Obama, courtesy Getty Image.)

05/08/2020
Power, Politics, & Pride: Dr. King's Chicago Crusade

Power, Politics, & Pride: Dr. King's Chicago Crusade:

“In late 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. brought his crusade for civil rights to Chicago. He came at the invitation of the Chicago Freedom Movement, a coalition of 44 civil rights organizations working to end slums and improve living conditions for blacks in the city. The campaign offered King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) an opportunity to move the civil rights struggle into a new phase, one that addressed entrenched racial discrimination in urban cities which kept blacks locked in ghettos, overcrowded schools, and low-paying jobs.”

Read more at: https://interactive.wttw.com/dusable-to-obama/dr-kings-chicago-crusade

In late 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. brought his crusade for civil rights to Chicago. He came at the invitation of the Chicago Freedom Movement, a coalition of 44 civil rights organizations working to end slums and improve living conditions for blacks in the city.

05/08/2020

Please enjoy a series of photos as they represent building community and celebrating a time when together was and still is the goal. Please be advised the photos were taken prior to the pandemic. We still encourage social distancing at this time. Nevertheless, we miss you.
Be safe.
-The MLK Exhibit Center

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Title: TogetherWe’ve gathered in spaces, and beyond 4 walls, marched closely with shoulders touching—we moved together. ...
04/21/2020

Title: Together
We’ve gathered in spaces, and beyond 4 walls, marched closely with shoulders touching—we moved together. We held one another, investing in long hugs where whispers of “How you been?”served as a bridge to fellowship. Holding hands in prayer, holding the doors open for others, holding space to uplift the spiritual vibrations—distance was only required on the dance floor. Clear the circle and make room for these moves. The art of togetherness is being altered, stretching our capacity to connect with more intention, connect with more imagination, and to connect more creatively than ever before. History has shown us innovation; may we move through these moments with the creative power of those who came before us! Together is still the goal, although we have to be apart.
-a creative response to the COVID-19 by Alexie Young

We will be launching our online engagement plan soon and we thank you in advance for taking notice of the content that will presented in the coming weeks to keep you engaged, educated, and uplifted during challenging times.

Free Family Event 3-7pm Saturday!
02/27/2020

Free Family Event 3-7pm Saturday!

Yesterday’s Lunch & Learn was great. #myblockmyhoodmycity
02/27/2020

Yesterday’s Lunch & Learn was great. #myblockmyhoodmycity

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#ImpactThrowback - This day was an INCREDIBLE day. Impact Open Mic made their DEBUT at MLK Exhibit Center. Great artists. Great vibes. Just an overall wonderful experience. Shout out to Bernard Lilly Jr. for linking Impact with Lexi and MLK Center. I can’t wait for us to return! 😭💎
This was a great night for the community a rap show that showed different type of talented men and women. MLK EXHIBIT CENTER is the best place in the community to have our voice heard and our talent shown and on top of that we have our black leaders on the wall who made the way so we can have a freedom of speech💯💯💯 THANK YOU CANT WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN 💯💯💯
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2020 IS HERE!!! With the first of MANY! Lets kick it off dancing the night away with sounds by DJ Johnny Jones. Who is the only person that can create the atmosphere of an entire room? Who is the only person that can set the vibe and control the energy level that is critical to an event? Provides the sound quality, music selection, lighting and visuals? That's RIGHT! The DJ When was the last time you allowed the DJ to Save your Life? LAST NIGHT THE DJ SAVED MY LIFE is your opportunity to bring in the year 2020 dancing like nobody is watching because you shouldn't care anyways, as we go on a musical journey with sounds by your favorite DJ Johnny Jones $10 Online $12 At The Door This event will take place IMMEDIATELY after @impact.om “First of Many 2020” event! Come get the best of both worlds in one night!!! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-of-many-tickets-87621878397 TICKETS SOLD SEPARATELY! https://lastnightadjsavedmylife.eventbrite.com/ Don't forget your dancing shoes!!!
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Do to some unforeseen issues we have been forced to reschedule our event today!!! New date to be announced soon!!! April Clark Alexie Young MLK Exhibit Center
Come cultivate with some dope creatives this Saturday, November 9, 2019. We will be learning a brief ARTlesson emerged in history, techniques and styles catered to nostalgic and contemporary studies with a fresh flair. Click link for more details. Hope to see you there!
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