“Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr.” at Schomburg Center

Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr. photography exhibition opens with a reception at the Schomburg Center in Harlem on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 5-7pm. Monday-Saturday through April 6, 2019. The reception is FREE with rsvp

Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr. Exhibition

The exhibition from the Schomburg’s collections shows a rarely seen side of Dr. King’s life. It is behind-the-scenes photographs of Dr. King traveling, at rest and in celebration.

The exhibition’s title is taken from the first biography about Dr. King, Crusader Without Violence, by Dr. L.D. Reddick (1959). You can read it at the Schomburg Center.

In death, Dr. King became a God, but in life he was man. It’s interesting to see the man.

In respect for his work and sacrifice, it is worthwhile to contemplate his teachings every Martin Luther King Day. The landscape keeps changing every year.

Sometimes things get better. Sometimes things get worse. Someday we will be truly free, but together we have to do a lot of thinking and working and studying and talking and showing love to get there.

This exhibition documents Dr. King’s journey and offers a good refreshing for our own.

The photograph is of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife Coretta being greeted by Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. on the left and labor leader A. Philip Randolph on the right at the Pan American World Airways terminal, in New York City in the 1950s.

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