The nation was even more divided than it is today, but Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement overcame generations of discrimination and racism to achieve some measures of equality (at least in the eyes of the law). So on this MLK Day (Jan. 15), take time to remember that there is always hope, even in these Trumpian times.
Keepers of the Dream — A Community Arts Celebration (Jan. 14)
The Kentucky Center | 501 W. Main St. | Search Facebook | Free | 5-7 p.m.
This annual community arts celebration is intended to honor Dr. King’s vision of unity. There will be plenty of art and performances by local talent, and live music by bands including the River City Drum Corp. , as well as a presentation of the Freedom Award by Mayor Greg Fischer.
MLK Jr. Day Film Screening: ‘I Have a Dream’ (Jan. 15)
Muhammad Ali Center | 144 N. Sixth St. | Search Facebook | No cover
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
In what has become an annual tradition, the Muhammad Ali Center will screen Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. It will be shown at 11 a.m., followed by a panel discussion, “Continuing the Dream, Living the Legacy,” with members of the Center’s Council of Students.