Martin Rising – Requiem for a King

February 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Illinois Holocaust Museum
9603 Woods Drive
Illinois 60077
Free with museum admission, reservations required
Illinois Holocaust Museum

Martin Rising – Requiem for a King

Sunday, February 24th, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Illinois Holocaust Museum | 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, Illinois 60077

Explore the last months of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and his assassination in this original theatrical adaptation of the book Martin Rising: Requiem for a King by Coretta Scott King award winners Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney. Produced and performed by local teens in collaboration with Northlight Theatre and Skokie Public Library. A talkback with Andrea Davis Pinkney will follow.

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
“Envisioned for young readers but sure to be appreciated more widely, Martin Rising depicts King as a source of warmth and brightness on its radiant front cover. [The Pinkneys] sustain and develop this idea throughout their book, paying stirring tribute to King’s personal warmth, spiritual strength and leadership. The book’s vivid poetry bursts with information as well as feeling, and the watercolor images are grounded in reality but feel elevated, on a higher plane.” -The Washington Post

Free with Museum admission.
Reservations required.

Community Partners: Communities in Schools of Chicago, Northlight Theatre, Skokie Public Library
This collaborative program is made possible through generous support from the Skokie Community Foundation.

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