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University of Baltimore Event Celebrates MLK’s Birthday

by Christina Ralls, Community Artist, University of Baltimore

UB’s Langsdale Library, 1420 Maryland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201
Thursday, 1/15, 2009: Dr. King’s 80th Birthday
4:30-6:00pm: Gallery Opening with Multimedia Showing
6:00-7:00pm: Performances and Panel Discussion
Memory Quilt will be available from 1/15 to 1/22

“ONE MOSAIC: MANY VOICES” commemorates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the stories of those touched by his assassination, the disorder it spurred and the efforts at rebirth that followed. It includes the exhibit opening for the Baltimore ’68: Riots and Rebirth mosaic monument. Designed and constructed by a diverse group of Baltimoreans, the mosaic will be on display at Langsdale Library throughout the spring.Visitors may record personal experiences or reflections onto a memory quilt at the event. A documentary of the mosaic project and news footage of the riots will be shown, followed by a dance choreographed & performed by Connexions Leadership Academy students. Your participation in a panel discussion on Dr. King’s legacy is welcomed.This event is sponsored by the University of Baltimore and the Community Art Corps. For further information contact 410-837-4290 or

For more information on “Baltimore ’68: Riots and Rebirth”, visit