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Signature Events

MLK Day at The Wright

January 15, 2024

Join us at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on January 15, 2024, to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The theme of this year’s community celebration is “Living the Dream:  It Starts with Me!"

We kick off the day with our Annual Prayer Breakfast (Doors open at 7:30 am, breakfast starts at 8am). This is a limited-seating ticketed event and includes breakfast, valet (until 12pm), and entry into the museum's exhibitions and programming that day.  Get your tickets now - Members look for an email that provides you with a discount code.

MLK Day Prayer Breakfast Tickets

Our museum doors open to the public at 9am and we hope you can join us for an exciting day of educational programs and family friendly activities.  We start with an inspiring keynote and program featuring Jeanelle Austin, Executive Director of the George Floyd Global Memorial.

Activities for the day include:

  • Exhibitions (Featuring Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design, And Still We Rise, and Being Seen)
  • Film Screening & Talkback Featuring Selma, by Ava Duvernay (and see the costumes from Selma too!)
  • Workshops (Hands on family workshops with our very own museum educators)
  • Virtual Reality Experience (MLK Now is The Time: an immersive journey that explores key themes of Dr. King's speech and what they mean today)
  • Scavenger Hunt (Family fun activity with prizes) Sponsored by Citizens
  • Reading Rainbow (Storytime for children and families)

We will be open from 9am to 5pm and hope you can join us for this day of celebration.

Tickets: $15 for adults, includes exhibitions and all programming for the day (children and youth 17 and under attend free for the day)
Museum members join us for free for the day

General Admission Tickets 

Thank you to our premier partner, Citizens, for always making this celebration possible.


Citizens Logo


We also appreciate additional support from Target, thank you for joining us this year for such an important day.