Enjoy free admission to the Atlanta History Center and Atlanta History Center Midtown in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Featuring special programming highlighting the contributions and stories of African-Americans in Atlanta, Atlanta History Center guests enjoy immersive museum theatre performances and inspiring activities for all ages.
Among the highlights is a 1pm screening of Frederick Lewis’ documentary Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask, about the life and legacy of the first African American writer to achieve national and international fame, followed by a conversation with the filmmaker. Another highlight is a 3:30pm talk by Adam Parker, author of Outside Agitator: The Civil Rights Struggle of Cleveland Sellers Jr. Fifty years ago, Sellers, the program director of Atlanta's Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, was the scapegoat for the Orangeburg Massacre in South Carolina, one of the bloodiest civil rights events of the 1960s. Sellers served time for the incident, was eventually pardoned, and went on to become a college president.