What Does It Mean, Dr. King | Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier

What Does It Mean, Dr. King?

What was the Civil Rights Movement and what does it mean for kids today? Take a journey back in time and learn about freedom through our interactive musical drama.

Children (and their adults) are encouraged to participate by singing songs of freedom and sharing how they would have reacted to situations that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement.

The program touches on several key historical moments, including the Montgomery bus boycott and the integration of a New Orleans elementary school by six-year-old Ruby Bridges. Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington, provides a moving and thoughtful conclusion to the performance

No registration is required but space is limited. Pick up a free ticket one hour prior to the performance. This program is recommended for children 4 and older.