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Activism in Central Park

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A tour guide holds up a map in Central Park.
Photograph: Courtesy of Central Park Conservancy

Time Out says

Did you know that in 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. led a protest and gave a speech in Central Park? This project helped re-ignite a long tradition of activism in the Park dating back to the 1800s and continuing today.

In honor of Marting Luther King, Jr. Day, expert guides from the Central Park Conservancy are leading 90-minute tours exploring the park's history of activism. You'll get to follow in the footsteps of activists and learn how Central Park became a democratic space where people feel empowered to use their voice and take a stand.

Tours run on the following dates: Saturday, January 14; Saturday, January 21; Friday, January 27; Thursday, February 16; and Sunday, February 19.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan


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