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 “The Unarmed Truth,” inspired by King’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. Along the route, students will stop at locations of significance to the fight for civil rights to deliver speeches on issues such as police brutality, access to education, environmental racism, gun control and women’s rights. The general public is invited to join MCS students, families, alumni, staff, friends and supporters for this educational and uplifting annual event.
Manhattan Country School’s future home at 150 West 85th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues. (MCS is moving to this location in Summer 2016.)
Manhattan Country School’s current home at 7 East 96th Street, between Fifth and Madison avenues
1. Future Home of Manhattan Country School (150 W. 85th St.)
2. Central Park (Central Park West at West 90th Street)
3. Frederick Douglass Circle (110th Street and Central Park West/Frederick Douglass Blvd.)
4. Ali Forney Center (321 W. 125th St.)
5. Harriet Tubman Statue (Saint Nicholas Avenue at West 122nd Street)
6. Islamic Cultural Center (1711 Third Avenue at East 97th Street)
7. Manhattan Country School (7 E. 96th St.)
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.