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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Student Art & Essay Exhibit

January 8 – February 28, 2018
South Concourse
Empire State Plaza




MLK 50 Forward: Together We Win with Love for Humanity

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Art & Essay exhibit honors the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King. Students enrolled in K-12 schools across New York State created original artwork and wrote essays highlighting Dr. King’s Six Principles and Steps of Nonviolence.

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk then crawl, but by all means keep moving.”

The MLK Student Art & Essay Exhibit runs January 8 to February 28, 2018 on the South Concourse at the Empire State Plaza
Choose Love
The different color hands represent that everyone is equal. Choose love over hate.
Reaching for our dream
Students created images to show diversity and unity by using hands reaching toward the same goal of love and peace.
Words of non-violence
In a collaborative effort, students used the words of Dr. King's 6 steps to non-violence to commemorate this historic image.
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