Join the Service Committee for a Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King!
Chapel Hill/Carrboro Mother’s Club, NC Moms Rising, Northgate Mall and a number of area mothers’ associations and nonprofit organizations will come together to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a focus on Durham’s historic Royal Ice Cream Sit In with a special children’s program event featuring civil rights era music, educational readings, related crafts, freedom songs and, of course, ice cream on Monday, January 21 at 10:30am and again at 12:00pm.
The event is free, open to the public and will take place at Northgate Mall’s Center Court. Northgate Mall is located at 1058 West Club Boulevard, Durham. Designed for school-age children, the event will feature discussions and learning about the civil rights sit in movement and specifically how, in one of the earliest sit-ins, a group of three women and four men from Durham sat in at the Royal Ice Cream Company on June 23, 1957 to protest segregation. Continuing Dr. King’s commitment to service, participants are asked to donate nonperishable food or toiletries (soap, toothbrushes, diapers, etc.) to support Durham Urban Ministries that serves local families in need.
Any questions about the event and/or activities? Interested in volunteering at the event? Please contact Kara firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you and your children there!