Honoring not only the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. but also commemorating the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States and first African-American President Barack H. Obama, the DuSable Museum of African American History presents three days of special activities from Sunday, Jan. 18-Tuesday, Jan. 20.
Sunday, Jan. 18, enjoy free admission to the museum (57th street at South Cottage Grove Avenue) to view the 'Road to the White House' film series, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and continuing through 5 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 19, check out the 2009 ''Martinmas Day Celebration,'' which includes performances, films and tributes to MLK. Some of the performers include the United States Naval Academy Gospel choir, Victory Gardens Theater, M.A.D.D. Rhythms and the Iona Calhoun School of Ballet. WVON-AM talk show host Cliff Kelly will broadcast his show live from the event. There will be special admission on Monday: Adults-$8, All Children- $5 and DuSable Museum Members- $5 (tickets must be purchased in advance for museum members)
Tuesday, January 20th the MLK Weekend concludes a continental breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by the viewing of the Inauguration Day Activities and Swearing-In Ceremony on big-screen television, and an inaugural luncheon immediately following.
Admission prices for the Tuesday events are as follows: VIP Full Day Reservation- $44; includes continental breakfast, reserved seating in Illinois Black Legislators Auditorium for televised activities, admission to inaugural luncheon and an inaugural souvenir.
DSM Members Full Day Reservation – $25; includes continental breakfast, general seating for televised activities and admission to inaugural luncheon.
Non-DSM Members Full Day Reservation – $30; includes general seating for televised activities and admission to inaugural luncheon. Swearing-In Ceremony Viewing Only – $10.
For more information, call 773-947-0600, or visit the DuSable Museum web site.