To honor and close out Black History Month in Pawtucket, the City of Pawtucket and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts has partnered with Mixed Magic Theatre to present a full reading of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham City Jail" open to all members of the community at no cost.
King's remarkable open letter was a response to the criticism of southern religious leaders who objected to King's nonviolent activism during the Birmingham Campaign of 1963. Equal parts blistering and compassionate, this seminal text of the Civil Rights Movement will be brought to life by four gifted performers: Yakim Parker, Charmaine Gray, Jacquan Stanley, and Melody Vasquez.
Come join us as we celebrate these words that helped to the articulate the realities, visions, and aspirations of America's most important social movement.
Wednesday, February 28th at 5:30 p.m.
Mixed Magic Theatre
560 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket
Registration is not required, but due to the size of the space, it is encouraged: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-of-pawtucket-black-history-month-community-event-tickets-43145513392.
- Mayor Donald R. Grebien