Students learn about Dr. King's legacy

A group of young women toured a new exhibit at the New-York Historical society focusing on the legacies of Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, their visit meant even more.

The New York Coalition of 100 Black Women felt bringing the students in their role model mentoring program to see the exhibition on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination wasn't a privilege but a duty. Cheryl Green-Foster said the coalition wants young women to understand how people like Dr. King paved the way for their opportunities.

The photos capture the fight for equality where Dr. King was at the forefront. The snapshots show the pushback against oppression during a time when all men may have been created as equal but weren't treated as equal.

Viewers said the inspirational exhibit offers a lesson on civics and civility as well as a challenge to keep dreams alive.

Green-Foster said she remembers her parents' faces when they learned of Dr. King's death. She said her parents always taught her to bring young women up with her.