- Moneta Sleet Jr.
- Gelatin silver print
This year, the Saint Louis Art Museum offers a unique, virtual edition of the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration. Inspired by depictions of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement by the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Moneta Sleet, Jr., local Black performing artists Joel P. E. King, Heather Beal, and Anita Jackson respond to Sleet’s photographs through music, dance, and theatrical presentations.
While we may be apart to celebrate this year, Dr. King’s legacy endures.
Registration is not required. This program will remain available on-demand through 2021.
Joel P. E. King performs his original work, To Be There, in response to Moneta Sleet, Jr.’s photograph, Coretta Scott King and daughter Bernice at the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Heather Beal performs her original work, Singing in the Rain, in response to Moneta Sleet, Jr.’s photograph, Dr. and Mrs. Martin Luther King Singing in the Rain during the March from Selma to Montgomery.
This program is supported by the Dana Brown Endowed Fund for Education and Community Programs.