Hyde Park Art Center celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with free, virtual event

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day.

This year, many events celebrating Doctor King's legacy are going virtual.

The Hyde Park Art Center's event is free.

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Elgin community leaders hosted the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. celebration event virtually amid COVID-19 with music, speeches and prayers.

It's called "Gamechangers & Name Changers: A Virtual MLK Day Celebration" and runs from 12 through 4 p.m. on Monday.

It includes film screenings, conversations and presentations about movements close to home in Chicago, drawing parallels between the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter. You can join using a zoom link. You do not need to pre-register.

Zoom Information:

Zoom Meeting ID 843 3930 5758

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84339305758#success
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