MLK Day at Rebuild


Celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and explore African American history and culture at the Stony Island Arts Bank. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Rebuild Foundation will hold special Monday open hours from 11am to 6pm. Movie screenings, workshops, and readings culled from our archival collections of black history will last throughout the day. Special guests include Karon Davis, artist and co-founder of the Underground Museum in Los Angeles. Free and open to the public, activities for all ages.

11:30 am – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Rebuild’s collections of black history and culture, including the Johnson Publishing Collection library, the Frankie Knuckles vinyl collection, and the Edward J. Williams collection of negrobilia


2:00 pm – Community Cataloging the Civil Rights Movement

Help Rebuild Foundation’s archivists sort, catalog, and conserve books and material objects related to African American history


4:00 pm  – Reading the Black Library with Karon Davis

Karon Davis, artist and cofounder of the Underground Museum, will curate a selection of readings from the Johnson Publishing Company library geared toward children ages 6 -12.

All day:

  • Movie screenings that explore the history and legacy of the Civil Rights movement, in partnership with Chicago Film Archives and Media Burn. Fore full details, please see the here.
  • Streaming audio of Dr. King’s speeches and sermons
  • Readings from the Johnson Publishing Company library
  • Craft workshops and storytelling for youth ages 5 and up

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