To find out more about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement take time this weekend to visit some of the Smithsonian's exhibits, events and online resources. See some of the images in this gallery and more at the National Portrait Gallery's One Life: Martin Luther King, Jr. exhibition. The exhibit has Portrait Story Day events scheduled throughout the long weekend. Participants can create a work of art while listening to stories about Dr. King and the civil rights movement.
Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963 at the National Museum of American History features exhibition tours Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm and 1 pm. Visitors to the museum can also talk with a reenactor playing a civil rights activist from 1960 during several 20-minute performances Saturday through Monday at the Greensboro Lunch Counter. The performances include a training session, based on a 1960s manual, to prepare visitors for their first sit-in.