Rothko Chapel

Still Dreaming: Black Lives Matter, Hip Hop, and MLK’s Legacy

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

07:00 PM

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The Rothko Chapel continues its tradition of honoring The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life with a discussion and performance on his birthday. This year the Chapel is honored to welcome award-winning artist David Banner, Houston legend Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, musical ambassador Toni Blackman, and author Dr. Anthony Pinn to discuss the intersection of music and civil rights; Aundrea Matthews moderates. How has hip hop contributed to the conversations on racial justice, including the Black Lives Matter movement? Do artists have a responsibility to MLK’s legacy? Following the discussion, join a reception on the plaza featuring a cipher of local Houston artists, including Genesis Blu.

About the Programs & Activities

Presented in partnership with the Center for Engaged Leadership and Collaborative Learning at Rice University

Discussion livestreamed and projected onto the Chapel's exterior.

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  • Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • To register, please click HERE.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Visitors can use the Menil Collection parking lot located at Mulberry and West Alabama. There is also street parking available on Yupon and Sul Ross. Wheelchair access is located on Sul Ross at the north end of the Chapel.

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