King In New York

January 13, 2018 to June 1, 2018| 10:00am – 6:00pm

Discover the legendary civil rights leader’s connection to the city.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., King in New York traces the civil rights leader’s encounters with New York from the 1950s until his assassination in 1968. The exhibition’s historic images chronicle King’s sermons in churches and speeches to the United Nations, his discussions about race relations with New York City’s mayor, and his relationships with New York’s own networks of activists. Together, they reveal a lesser-known side of King’s work and demonstrate the importance of New York City in the national civil rights movement.

The Museum and Museum Store are open seven days a week from 10:00 am–6:00 pm.
Chalsty’s Café is open daily from 10:00 am–5:00 pm. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Cost: Suggested Admission: Adults: $18; Seniors (65+), Students: $12 (with I.D.); Under age 20: Free; and Members: Free.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029

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