D.C. Library Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Week Published January 10, 2011 • Updated on July 6, 2011 at 11:39 am The D.C. Jazz Festival Band performed, while Critical Exposure shared student work. 11 photos 1/11 The D.C. Public Library System kicked off the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. week on Monday night -- fittingly, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library downtown. 2/11 Mia Fields-Hall Attendees enjoyed a live performance by the D.C. Jazz Festival Band. 3/11 Mia Fields-Hall Student group Critical Exposure displayed photography. The group says it seeks to empower students by teaching them how to document issues that impact their lives. 4/11 Mia Fields-Hall Critical Exposure "was founded in 2004 by a former educator and an education policy analyst in response to the drastic disparities that exist among public schools," according to the group. 5/11 Mia Fields-Hall Jazz and neo-soul singer Akua Allrich performed. 6/11 Mia Fields-Hall D.C. Public Library host Rebecca Renard. 7/11 Mia Fields-Hall Tina Johnson-Marcel and Nicole Shea. 8/11 Mia Fields-Hall Ian Scott and Melissa Lampkins. 9/11 Mia Fields-Hall Adam Levner and Saran White 10/11 Mia Fields-Hall The crowd was all smiles during the Jazz Band's performance. 11/11 Mia Fields-Hall Danielle Hatchett enjoyed the exhibit. 0 More Photo Galleries Brag on Your Grad: Celebrating 2020 Graduates in DC, Maryland and Virginia Photos: Protests, Unrest in DC Following George Floyd’s Death Protesters, Enraged by Black Americans Killed, Gather Nationwide NBC4-T44 Friday Fun: Show and Tell!