Media alert: Saint Louis Art Museum’s Annual Freedom Celebration celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King

By | January 9, 2017

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 9. 2017—Join the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday (Jan. 13), for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration, an annual event commemorating the legacy of Dr. King through spoken word and music performances. The free program in the museum’s Farrell Auditorium begins at 7 pm.

The theme for this year’s event is Reframing Black Citizenship: Civil Rights Images and Frozen Ideals. Rebecca Wanzo will discuss the struggle for civil rights and the strategic use of visual representations to promote full citizenship rights for African Americans. The talk will feature images produced during the Civil Rights era.

Wanzo is associate director of Washington University’s Center for Humanities and associate professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies.

Free tickets to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration are available at the museum. Tickets also are available online via Metrotix, which charges a $3 service charge per ticket.

CONTACT: Matthew Hathaway, 314.655.5493, matthew.hathaway@slam.org