Every year, the Town of Cary celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with Dreamfest, a collection of free events.
This year the events will be taking place online.
The performances and films listed below will be available to view for free between January 15th to 18th, 2021. Find links to access all the programs here.
Storyteller Willa Brigham
Willa Brigham, an avid writer of short stories, poetry and songs and host of the Television show, Smart Start Kids, uses her multiple talents and contagious energy to stimulate audiences of all ages. Join her on a quest for excitement, adventure and a joyous tour of your creative imagination. Her goal is to empower audiences to believe in themselves via the spoken word. Willa will be presenting stories that honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the struggle for equal rights appropriate for ages preschool and up.
Harriet Tubman featuring storyteller Janice Greene
Harriet Tubman comes to life through the captivating storytelling of Janice Greene who embodies the essence of this courageous and amazing woman. Relive the quest to free enslaved people using safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. Janice Curtis Greene is an accomplished storyteller, an American Griot, who has been telling African, African American and Multicultural stories for over 25 years. This presentation is appropriate for ages preschool and up.
Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart featuring actor Mike Wiley
A Game Apart provides a glimpse of Jackie Robinson’s life during a bygone era of separate and unequal locker rooms, of whites only hotels, and of restaurants with only a back door for colored athletes to enter. Witness the hopeless humiliation of a star player who was showered with adulation on the field and became a second-hand citizen when he walked off the diamond. Meet Jackie’s compatriots fighting the same battles between the end zones, inside the ring and around the track. A Game Apart is a powerful lesson of courage through dedication, perseverance, and leadership. Appropriate for grades 3 through adult.
John Lewis: Good Trouble
Chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia and his 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, the film explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. Tickets to view this film are limited.
Dreamfest Interfaith Service
Sunday, January 17th, 2021, 3:30 pm, live streamed from Christ the King Lutheran Church at www.ctkcary.com/dreamfest. Join us for a special service featuring guest speaker Rev. Brenda Smith, Chicago, special music by Dr. Abe Caceres and a Gospel Choir, as well as a presentation by the “virtualMLK Project” of NC State University. Event sponsored by Christ the King Lutheran Church, Congregation Beth Shalom, Islamic Association/Cary Mosque, and the Cary Area Ministerial Alliance.Subscribe to Triangle on the Cheap
More MLK Day events in the TriangleCheck out a big list of MLK Day events around the Triangle or look at some of them here:
Friday, January 15, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Monday, January 18, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021