Durham Academy’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs invites you to DA’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events. These events are free and open to the public.
DA will host an all-school art exhibition with art projects and individual artwork related to the life, legacy and teachings of Dr. King and his fight for equality and freedom.
The exhibition opens at noon and will be followed by a keynote speech by Dr. Blair LM Kelley, Associate Professor of History and Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies and International Programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at North Carolina State University.
The keynote is titled “What We Remember and What We Forget: The Legacy of MLK,” in which Kelley will explore the ways memory has shaped the history of the civil rights movement and the ways that we now remember Dr. King and the legacy of the civil rights movement.
Dr. Kelley is the author of the award-winning Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson, published in the John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture at the University Press of North Carolina in 2010.
Durham Academy MLK, Jr. Day Events
Monday, Jan. 15
Kenan Auditorium, Upper School campus
All-school art exhibition: 12 p.m.
MLK, Jr. Day keynote speech: 1 p.m.