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Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in Chicago

Commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at these MLK Day events

Museum of Science and Industry

Each year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day honors the legacy of the nation's most prominent Civil Rights leader. A Baptist minister and social activist, MLK led the U.S. Civil Rights Movement from the mid-1950s until his assasination in 1968. His work helped transform the country in countless ways, and his memory continues to inspire and shape social consciousness today. From free admission at Chicago museums to an anti-violence forum in Wicker Park, Chicago's cultural institutions are offering plenty of events and activities on MLK Day to help you learn more about the life, work and legacy of Dr. King.