Voices of the Past – MLK Birthday


Jan 15 2022


11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Augusta Museum of History
560 Reynolds St Augusta GA US

The Voices of the Past Theater Program brings history to life and gets visitors talking about history. Visitors travel back in time through an interactive, personal presentation of stories about local historical figures who challenge them to explore topics and issues that still resonate today.

The presentations, which are scheduled each Saturday, are free with Museum admission. A different figure will be highlighted each Saturday. As part of the kick-off for the 2022 series, the Museum will be hosting additional activities to further engage the community including stories, songs, and crafts.

January 15: MLK Birthday Celebration

11:00, 1:00, 3:00 – History Theater Movies

11:30 – Storytime with Jay Jeffries – When Martin Luther King Wore Roller Skates by Mark Weakland

12:30, 1:30, 2:30 – Voices of the Past: Augusta Civil Rights Activist

1:00, 2:00 – Craft time – Creating MLK Crowns & Diversity Paper People Chains

AUGUSTA CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST (performed by Joseph P. Washington, III)
Instead of portraying a specific person, the Augusta Civil Rights Activist is a conglomerate of many different people, representative of the Black Augustans who took part in the local Civil Rights Movement. The character is a Paine College student remembering Jim Crow Augusta and training for the H.L. Green Department Store Lunch counter sit-ins in downtown Augusta in 1960.

For more information, contact Gayla Keesee, Education Manager at 706-722-8454 or

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