Join the Arts Council of Princeton as we celebrate
the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

The Arts Council invites all ages to commemorate the work of Dr. King with a virtual Story Hour, public art installation, and limited-edition coloring book celebrating the history of notable Black Princetonians. 

This program was made possible by Princeton University, with additional support from Stark & Stark, the Princeton University Humanities Council, and our community partner, Princeton Parents for Black Children. 

Original photo source: Princeton University Library

“Martin Luther King Jr Day
A Princeton Celebration”
1/18- while supplies last

The Arts Council, in collaboration with the Historical Society of Princeton and neighborhood historian Shirley Satterfield, invites families to pick up a free, limited-edition coloring book to learn about the impact and influence of Black Princetonians from history, including accomplished business owners, politicians, and educators, in addition to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visits to campus in the 1960s. 

Free coloring book pick-up is available at the Arts Council of Princeton on Martin Luther King Day (Monday, January 18, 2021) from 10am-4pm, while supplies last. jaZams has generously donated crayons for you to take home as well! Please note that we will enforce a two books per household limit to engage as many families as possible.

From “I Am Every Good Thing”, written by Derrick Barnes; illustrated by Gordon C. James. Nancy Paulsen Books.

Virtual Story Hour with jaZams
1/18 | 11am
jaZam’s Jeff and Dean will treat attendees to some favorite new books celebrating stories of social justice, civil rights, and equality for all people, accompanied by ukulele tunes! Longtime Princeton resident and community volunteer Dana Hughes Moorhead and daughter Eme will join us as special guest readers to share their love of writing and reading with our community.  Books featured will include Charlie Parker Played Be Bop by Chris Raschka,  I am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, and  The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver by Gene Barretta. Registration is FREE! Save your spot! This 45-minute program is free and open to all.

Photograph by Guillaume Ziccarelli

by Rirkrit Tiravanija
Public Art Installation
1/18 through 2/28
The latest in the ACP’s public art presence, UNTITLED 2017 (FEAR EATS THE SOUL) (WHITE FLAG) is a black and white adaptation of the American flag, superimposed by the words “FEAR EATS THE SOUL”. Conceived in response to unrest in our political climate, there is equal – if not more – urgency to present Tiravanija’s flag to inspire a sense of community and togetherness resonating in the ever-present issue of racism and prejudice. Tiravanija’s piece, on loan from the artist, will be visible from the street, installed on the roof of the Arts Council’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts through 2/28/2021. Learn more.