King of New York…

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”- Martin Luther King Jr.

Went looking for some information on Martin Luther King Jr. being stabbed in Harlem and found another interesting fact about King’s brushes with New York City.

  • In 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was stabbed by a mentally-unstable woman in Blumstein’s Department Store in Harlem. The 29-year-old King was rushed to Harlem Hospital, where doctors performed emergency surgery to remove a steel letter opener.


  • In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the largest anti-war demonstration to date in New York City. More than 1,100 people marched with King from Central Park to U.N. headquarters to protest the Vietnam War.

*Information found in an article titled “Martin Luther King Jr. in New York (Civil Rights Leader Made a Difference in New York City) by Pamela Skillings on

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