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Join Us in Honoring Dr. King - 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March

Join Us in Honoring Dr. King - 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March

Friday, January 11, 2019

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March - CHANGING THE SYSTEM: Marching Toward Justice

On Monday, January 21, 2019, Manhattan Country School eighth-graders will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking to the streets of Upper Manhattan to speak out about what they consider to be the most pressing civil rights issues of their time.

Official Press ReleaseFacebook RSVP
 TimeOut's 2019 List of the Best Martin Luther King Events in NYC
Mommy Nearest 6 Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in NYC
Mommy Poppins MLK Jr. Weekend in NYC: Community, Black Comic Con, and Birds!
MCS Alumni, Sydney and Nirvana, featured in BET Special - Martin: The Legacy of a King airing on Monday, January 21 at 9:00 p.m. EST

The theme of the 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March is "Changing the System: Marching Toward Justice," inspired by contemporary efforts to protect and preserve the Civil Rights we have installed as a nation, as well as to create even more equality in the 21st century. The march, which starts at 10 a.m. and ends at approximately 2 p.m., will follow a route that includes these stops:

Stop #1: Frederick Douglass Circle (Central Park West and West 110th Street) 10-10:20

Topics: Gentrification, Colorism, Facing Our History

  • Cross to the north side of West 110th Street

  • Walk west to the northeast corner of West 110th Street and Amsterdam Ave, getting to:

Stop #2: Cathedral of Saint John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th Street) 10:30-11

Topics: Economic Inequality, Gun Violence, Police Violence and Women of Color, Gun Control, Immigration

  • Walk north on the east side of Amsterdam Avenue

  • Cross from the northeast to the northwest side of Amsterdam Avenue

  • Enter the Columbia Campus at Amsterdam and West 115th Street.

Stop #3: Columbia University (Amsterdam and West 116th Street) 11:15-11:35

Topics: Intersectional Feminism, Race and Bullying, Gentrification, Diversity of Opinion

  • Please note that after Columbia we are inviting people to return to MCS. While marching is technically a possibility, most people will take public transportation due to the extreme temperatures  

Stop #4: Manhattan Country School (150 West 85th Street) 12:15-1:00

Topics: Anti-semitism, Reproductive Rights, Gun Control, Women and Police Violence, Climate Change, Prison Reform, Poverty

Please follow our hashtag #MCSMLKMarch for route coverage and status updates.

We invite you to join us and bring family, friends and colleagues who are seeking a meaningful experience on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We hope to see you Monday, January 21. Until then: