The Museum of the City of New York will celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with performances by The New York City Gospel Choir, a family program dedicated to the activist legacy left behind by several civil rights heroes including the great man himself, and a display called Saving Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life in Harlem.
Installation: Saving Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life in Harlem
On September 20, 1958, Martin Luther King Jr. was stabbed by a mentally ill woman and was rushed to Harlem Hospital. Saving Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life in Harlem presents three photos and a painting, which together illuminate ways in which Harlem’s history is intertwined with that of the nation’s battle for civil rights. The display also shines a spotlight on Harlem Hospital, which paved the way for African-American doctors in New York tickets here.
This Monday January 16, the Museum invites families to participate in our Activist New York Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This family program explores how New Yorkers have fought for freedom and equality over the past 350 years. And, after learning about the Civil Rights movement and activists such as Milton Galamison, Ella Baker, and Bayard Rustin, participants will create their own protest poster for an issue of particular importance to them. This program takes place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and is free with Museum admission and for members, though registration is recommended tickets here.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029,