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2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March

Monday

Jan 15, 2018 – 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

New York, New York, United States
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Manhattan Country School eighth-graders will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking to the streets of Manhattan to speak out about what they consider to be the most pressing civil rights issues of their time. The theme of this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March is “A New Revolution: Youth and Social Change,” inspired by the quote “Every generation needs a new revolution.” Along the route, students will stop at locations of significance to the fight for civil rights to deliver speeches about contemporary social justice issues. The general public is invited to join MCS students, families, alumni, staff, friends and supporters for this educational and uplifting annual event.

STARTING POINT
Eleanor Roosevelt Statue in Riverside Park at 72nd Street.

END POINT
Manhattan Country School, 150 West 85th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues.

SPEECH LOCATIONS
1. Eleanor Roosevelt Statue (Riverside Park at 72nd Street)
2. Strawberry Fields/James Baldwin Residence (Central Park West at 72nd Street)
3. New York Historical Society (Central Park West at 77nd Street)
4. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (Riverside Park at 89th Street)
5. Joan of Arc Memorial (Riverside Park at 93rd Street)
6. Manhattan Country School (150 West 85th Street)

ADMISSION
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March is free and open to the general public. Participants may join the group at the march starting point or at any stop along the way.

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