The fight for civil rights
is the fight for democracy.
The Museum of Civil Rights will be a multicultural center, in the heart of New York City, dedicated to the on-going struggle for equality and freedom fought by every minority in the Northeast.
This museum for all the people will highlight the heroes and showcase the art, politics, literature, photography, film, music, posters, artifacts, and video created by and for all groups from Black and brown to all ethnicities, women, LGBTQ and every other group who fought and continues to fight for equal opportunity and social justice in the most dynamic of places–New York City and the Northeast.
"The idea is to prepare people to pick up the torch... but first they have to know what the torch was."
Civil Rights Activist
Founder Museum of Civil Rights
Founded by veteran civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton, in collaboration with the Honorable Judge Jonathan Lippman and a diverse group of committed stakeholders, The Museum of Civil Rights will educate and empower young and old alike to build upon the significant accomplishments of the past, and inspire those who still pine for social, political, and economic equality.
We set out to create an integrated museum that will preserve, protect and teach, as well as showcase. New York is the most integrated area of the world, yet there is no museum that has integrated every segment of society. Museums that exist today are supposed to be inclusionary but are exclusionary by their very specific nature.
We are a museum for all the people.
Greenwhich Ent - Nov 6, 2022
Rabble rouser or activist? During his six-decade journey from pastoral prodigy to racial justice firebrand to elder media statesman, the Reverend Al Sharpton has been a polarizing figure on the national stage. LOUDMOUTH is the definitive look at his life and battles, featuring President Barack Obama...
"We will win the rights for gays, or Blacks, or Hispanics, or women within the context of whether we are fighting for all."
Civil Rights, Labor, and LGBTQ+ Organizer and Strategist
The arc of the moral universe does not bend toward justice.
It has to be bent, and this requires sheer force of will.
-Bono, Lead Singer of U2
million fundraising goal
Friends of the Museum
Ally Charitable Foundation
Bank of America
Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation
Howard and Nancy Marks
Karen & Dennis Mehiel
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Rattner Family Foundation
State Street Corporation
St. John’s Well Child & Family Center
The Francis J. Greenburger Foundation
U.S. Bank Foundation
"Decisions are best made by the people affected by them."
GLORIA STEINEM &
DOROTHY PITMAN HUGHES