Not Just Another Day Off 2022

Not Just Another Day Off will be available for on-demand streaming January 17-24, 2022

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Contemporary poets will be joined by actors for the annual celebration of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will feature new poetry alongside historical speeches from Dr. King, Audre Lorde, Angela Davis, Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, James Baldwin, and others. As the entire nation embraces a conversation on race and institutional racism, we wanted to make these incredible speeches and poems available at this critical juncture in our national history. 

This event is free but reservations are requested.

Since 2007, the Folger has gathered to share Not Just Another Day Off, a poetic celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders in the civil rights and social justice movement.