A major Black History Month exhibit is now open in New York State Capitol. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the “1964: New Yorkers Who Shaped History” exhibit in the Capitol building, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. It also honors those who helped pave the way for its passage, and then continued the fight for equal justice statewide.
The governor noted the state’s pivotal role in the civil rights movement, adding it is critical that “we continue to honor and pay tribute to the New Yorkers who fought and marched for Black rights during this time.”
Meanwhile, the memorial service for Dexter Scott King will be held on February 10. Dexter, the third of Coretta and Martin Luther King Jr.’s four children, died on January 22 after battling prostate cancer.
The service will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, which will host a candlelight musical experience honoring his life. The event will be open to the public and live-streamed through the King Center. King’s family says his body was cremated to honor his wishes.
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