Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


To honor of Black History Month and in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the City of Kings Mountain and Mauney Memorial Library are proud to host, Tired Souls: King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott-A Mike Wiley Production


This powerful production, set to be presented at the Joy Performance Center, February 18th, 2022, opens in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955 – the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. Her determination was the catalyst that inspired Montgomery’s black citizens to abandon all travel on city buses until they were no longer forced to sit in the back or stand when a white person boarded. But there were others who came before Mrs. Parks and laid the groundwork for this pivotal moment. Tired Souls introduces audiences to Jo Ann Robinson, Claudette Colvin and others so instrumental in lighting a fire under the Civil Rights movement and changing the course of U.S. history forever.

The event, scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm, is free and open to the public. The Joy Performance Center is located at 202 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain.


For more information, please call the Mauney Memorial Library

at  704-739-2371.