Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) and Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) in Harlem held a Candlelight Vigil Monday night in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.
Executive Producer Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group and Shades of Truth Theatre, in association with Harlem Advocates for Seniors and Willams Institutional CME, presented the world premiere of The Day Harlem Saved Dr. King.
More than 200 Harlem community members joined with Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) students and faculty to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on September 20, 2018.
On September 20th, 1958, 29 year-old Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was in Harlem autographing his book Stride Toward Freedom, about the Montgomery Alabama bus boycott in front of Blumstein’s Department Store on West 125th Street.
Isola Ware Curry June 14, 1916 – March 7, 2015, was an African-American woman who attempted to assassinate civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was still basking in the glory of his legendary triumph that ended the thirteen-month Montgomery bus boycott he had led: the U.S.Supreme Court’s 1956 decision to desegrate buses in Montgomery, Alabama.
Kanter’s department store, whose slogan was “The Store with a Heart, in the Heart of Harlem.” The president and owner of Kanter’s was Nathaniel Kanter, this photo was taken of the store on June, 1943, the address was 147st West 125th Street in Harlem.