The Library of Congress will be the new home of the Rosa Parks Collection, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today. The collection will be at the Library on a 10-year loan from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Continue Reading →
C.T. Vivian, one of the most respected members of the Civil Rights Movement and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, joins Civil Rights Movement, Schomburg Director, in an open-ended conversation about the struggle for racial equality over the last 50 years. Continue Reading →
Mayor William Bell and the City of Birmingham get ready to open the 2013 Civil Rights Traveling Exhibit, Birmingham: The Movement that Changed the World, in New York City at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem. Continue Reading →
“Distinguished Preacher Series” and “Realizing the Dream 2011” to Provide a Day of Programming Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the Site of his Famous “Beyond Vietnam” Speech
In celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to commemorate what would have been his 82nd birthday, The Riverside Church will honor his memory with two events on Sunday, January 16, ……first, with its popular Distinguished Preacher Series at 11:00 a.m. and at 3:00 p.m., Realizing the Dream, a tribute event featuring music, prayer and guest speakers. Both events will take place in the Nave of The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive (bet 120th & 122nd St.), Morningside Heights.
“Dr. King’s spirit will surely be felt by those in attendance for the Distinguished Preacher Series and Realizing the Dream events at Riverside,” said Riverside Church Interim Senior Minister, Rev. Stephen H. Phelps. Continue Reading →