The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will be one of many venues to celebrate the late Dr Martin Luther King Jr. day. NMAAHC will be displaying the late activist’s original speech from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, on Monday, January 17, 2022.

The speech is in a case, which was on display initially in the fall of 2021. But it will be reinstalled just in time for visitors to view the historic document. This will be just in time for King’s holiday.

The museum will be open to the public for normal operating hours 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be no walk ups permitted.

It is advisable to get advanced and same day free limited entry passes online.

Other objects on display associated with King:

The Congressional Gold Medal awarded posthumously to him and Coretta in 2014

A laundry pail used by King during the mach from Selma to Montgomery

And a program from his funeral at the Ebenezer Baptist Church

Moreover, the museum will have two virtual offerings that give visitors opportunities to celebrate the activities from the comfort of home.

Since opening in 2016, the museum has welcomed more than 7 million visitors. It is situated on a prominent location next to the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

The museum is massive at 400,000 square feet.

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