January 21st, 2013
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday, January 21, 10 am – 2 pm
Ages 5 – 11, Members: $50, Non-Members $60
To register, 203-222-1424
Westport Artist To Help Kids Honor Dr. King
Children ages 5 to 11 can celebrate the life of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21, during an art-themed observance at the Westport Historical Society with special guest Westport artist Roe Halper.
Halper, who is noted for her works of social commentary, will help the children create watercolors on the themes of peace, unity and understanding and share her story of meeting Dr. King in Westport. In addition, there will be inclusive games and a chance for the children to make multi-colored puzzles and experiment with printmaking.
One of the highlights of Dr. King’s career was his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech, in which he voiced the hope that black Americans would achieve full equality. In 1968, while visiting Memphis to help sanitation workers protest for better pay, he was killed by an assassin’s bullet. His birth date was made a federal holiday in 1986.