On the surface, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were born worlds apart―culturally, geographically, racially, financially, and politically. But by the time they were killed within two months of each other in 1968, their worlds had come together. Images taken by some of the most renowned photojournalists of the era―alongside original correspondence, publications, and ephemera―illustrate the overlapping trajectory of their lives, exploring their deepening tie as well as how their interests expanded beyond civil rights and organized crime to encompass shared concerns for the poor and opposition to the war in Vietnam.
Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. is based in part on the book The Promise and the Dream by David Margolick, to be published on April 4, 2018, by RosettaBooks and available at the NYHistory Store. Exhibition opened Feb 2018 and ends May 20, 2018.
Cost: Adults – $21; Seniors/Educators/Active Military – $16; Students – $13; Kids (5–13 years old) – $6; Kids 4 and under – FREE. Admission is pay-as-you-wish from 6-8 pm on Fridays. Please check museum hours & schedule as closing hours vary.
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