Rothko Chapel presents A Legacy of Justice

Leonard Pitts, Jr.
Leonard Pitts, Jr. Photo courtesy of Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel will be honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and his legacy in this event.

The event's schedule is as follows:

  • 5 p.m. -- Reception on the Plaza
  • 5:30 p.m. -- Ceremony welcoming the return of Barnett Newman’s Broken Obelisk
  • 6 p.m. -- Reception continues 
  • 7 p.m. -- The Fierce Urgency of Now, lecture by Leonard Pitts, Jr.

The reception will include original performances by Writers in the Schools (WITS) young local poets Jackson Neal, a member of the 2016 Meta-four Houston Youth Poetry Slam Team, and Fareena Arefeen, the City of Houston's second Youth Poet Laureate.

There will also be appearances by public officials, including Congresswoman Shelia Jackson.

Event Details


1.15.17 | 5:00 pm


Rothko Chapel
3900 Yupon St.
Houston, TX 77006


Ticket Info

Admission is free.