Thank You, Dr. King!

Happy Birthday Dr. King! At the Pratt, we are celebrating the legacy of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. all month long. Besides observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (All Pratt branches will be closed on Monday, January 20), there’s a variety of events being held this January.

Selma Screening
Saturday, January 18 at 1pm
Reisterstown Road Branch

Come and watch the award-winning film from acclaimed director Ava DuVernay starring David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Carmen Ejogo, Common, and more.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture: D.O.P.E. (Dedication, Opportunity, Positivity, and Excellence) Dad 101
Sunday, January 19 at 3:30pm
Central Library

This panel discussion featuring Stephen McGill II, Sherman Barksdale, Kenji Jackson, and Glen Mourning will highlight the abilities of Black Fathers and their ability to have a lifelong impact on our children.

Documentary & Discussion: In Remembrance of Martin
Monday, January 27 at 6pm
Washington Village Branch

Join in a thought-provoking film featuring comments from Dr. King’s family, friends, and advisors. You won’t want to miss a discussion with refreshments.

Can’t make it to one of the events? Check out one of these books and films.

A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
By Clayborne Carson

Book | eBook
Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader
By Troy Jackson

Book | eBook
Dear Martin
By Nic Stone

Book | eBook
Día De Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Aaron Carr

MLK: An American Legacy
By David J. Garrow
Martin Luther King Jr. – We Shall Overcome
Watch on Kanopy