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'The 1968 Exhibit' Closes in January with Slate of Programs that Honor Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Programs include films, song, family activities


January 3, 2019

The 1968 Exhibit, which returned to the History Center for a second run following a popular national tour, is set to close on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In honor of the civil rights activist, the History Center is presenting a slate of programs in January that focus on social justice. Programs include:

• First Thursdays @ the Capri “Crime + Punishment” Film Screening

Thursday, Jan. 3, 7-9 p.m., $5

View the 2018 documentary “Crime + Punishment” about whistleblower cops bringing a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal police quotas in New York City. This program is held at the Capri Theatre in Minneapolis.

• “Hope & Fury: MLK, the Movement, and the Media” Film Screening

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 6-8 p.m., Free

View the documentary “Hope & Fury: MLK, the Movement, and the Media,” which marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis.

• MLK Weekend + “The 1968 Exhibit” Closing Family Activities

Saturday-Monday, Jan. 19-21, Noon - 3 p.m., Included with admission

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and reflect on the legacy of 1968 with art activities, service projects, and performances throughout the weekend.

• VocalEssence Together We Sing Festival

Saturday, Jan. 19, 1:30-5 p.m., Free (registration required)

Join VocalEssence for their third annual Together We Sing Festival with guest artists G. Phillip Shoultz III, Cameroon Choir, and Mila Vocal Ensemble. Sing songs of protest and progress, join in a spoken word performance and participate in a service project.

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Plus, get 50% off admission through the run of the show by sharing what you were doing in 1968 on social media using the hashtag #1968Exhibit.

The “Crime and Punishment” Film Screening and VocalEssence Together We Sing Festival are made possible by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. The VocalEssense program is also supported by the Charles A. Lindbergh Fund. “Hope & Fury: MLK, the Movement, and the Media” Film Screening is made possible by Comcast.

“The 1968 Exhibit” is made possible in part by the Legacy Amendment through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. Additional support comes from major grants, including a Chairman’s Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. “The 1968 Exhibit” has been designated a “We the People” project by the NEH. Major sponsorship is provided by General Mills and the MLK Holiday Breakfast. Comcast is the media and technology sponsor.

The Minnesota History Center holds the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. The History Center is home to an innovative museum, engaging public programs, a research library, distinctive gift shops and an award-winning restaurant.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.


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