Civil Rights in New York: From School Boycotts to ‘Beyond Vietnam’

When: Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 5:00pm, Price: Free. Registration required. Register

From fighting employment discrimination to organizing for equitable schools to marching against police brutality, New Yorkers were at the forefront of the civil rights movement in the 20th century.   

In this online educator workshop, dive into the stories of New York’s network of activists including Ella Baker, Bayard Rustin, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and explore the history and legacy of Black activism in the city.  

In this program, you’ll discover primary sources from our Activist New York and King in New York exhibitions, enjoy a preview of our virtual field trip, The Civil Rights Movement in NYC, and leave with new ideas and confidence for highlighting these stories in your teaching. 

FREE. Registration required. 1.5 CTLE hours. 

Questions? Email pd@mcny.org.

Photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. standing between Dr. Benjamin Spock and Monsignor Rice of Pittsburgh at the Solidarity Day Parade in which participants marched from Central Park to the United Nations on April 15, 1967. Benedict J. Fernandez. [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Benjamin Spock and Monsignor Rice.] April 15, 1967. Museum of the City of New York. 99.150.9