8. King in New York, Commemorating 50th Anniversary at Museum of the City of New York
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressing a crowd gathered outside the United Nations. Flags from Dag Hammarskjold Plaza fly in the rear. Here he made his speech declaring the war in Vietnam a racist war before an estimated 500,000 people, April 15, 1967. Photo by Benedict J. Fernandez, Museum of the City of New York, gift of Mr. Benedict J. Fernandez, 99.150.3
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. (April 4, 1968), The Museum of the City of New York presents the exhibit, King in New York, which traces the life of the civil rights leader in New York from the 1950s until his assassination in 1968. On view will be historic images of his sermons in churches, his speeches at the United Nations, and his meetings with political figures in New York City.
King in New York will be on view from January 13 to June 1, 2018 at The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street.