Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at MCNY
Monday, January 21
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York
Learn about the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader. Visit the Activist New York exhibition and take inspiration from the Civil Rights Movement to create your own protest poster for an issue that you wish to see improve.
Activist New York Exhibition
In a city renowned for its in-your-face persona, New Yorkers have banded together on issues as diverse as civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom. Activist New York tells the story of activism in the city through artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components.
The most recent addition to the exhibition explores the Vietnam War protests in the city, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s controversial 1967 sermon opposing the war delivered at Riverside Church in Morningside Heights.
Read about this famous speech and King’s other anti-war activities in New York City in this blog post.