"Through Our Voices: Get the Word Out"/Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Event has passed (Mon Jan 15, 2018 - Mon Jan 15, 2018)
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
10:30 AM
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Join the National Park Service as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2018. 

Park ranger panelists will share stories from African-American history in Bay Area national parks and will discuss the continued struggle for civil rights in our nation.  Poets and musicians will perform original works and jazz standards during the second half of the program.

Admission is free but reservations are required.  Seating is limited.

10:30 AM-12:30 PM: Panel Discussion featuring park rangers from: Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, The Presidio, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, Tuskeegee Airmen National Historic Site, and Alcatraz.

12:30 PM-2:00 PM: Lunch Break

2:00-3:30 PM: Poetry read by Tongo Eisen-Martin, James Cagney, and Zack Hanson, and music from the African-American songbook

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a free admission day at national parks across the country.  We encourage people who attend this event to visit our fleet of historic ships before or after the program!  Admission to our Visitor Center and Maritime Museum is free every day.  


  1. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park 499 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA