On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech about the Vietnam War at Riverside Church in Manhattan that made huge waves in the civil rights movement across the United States. In honor of our groundbreaking exhibition The Vietnam War: 1945-1975, join us for this unique family event featuring an on-stage conversation and audience Q&A with one of the speech's organizers, Reverend Richard Fernandez, director of the Clergy and Laity Concerned about Vietnam in 1967 and acclaimed author Tonya Bolden (M.L. K.: Journey of a King).
Before the conversation, participants will view a clip from the Oscar-nominated documentary series "Eyes on the Prize" about the American civil rights movement from 1954 to 1985, originally aired on PBS.
Don't miss this chance to learn as a family about an aspect of Dr. King's life and legacy rarely explored in schools. Ms. Bolden will also sign copies of her book M.L.K.: Journey of a King following the event.
Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for families with kids ages 9 and up
Please note: We encourage families to purchase reserved-row seating to this event in advance as tickets are limited. The unreserved rows will be available to Museum visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.