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Martin Luther King Jr. Playground

Dumont Ave., Blake Ave. bet. Bradford St. and Miller Ave.

Brooklyn

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement who became famous in the 1950s and 1960s for his advocacy of nonviolent resistance in the struggle against racism. Descended from a long line of ministers, King was a child prodigy who entered Morehouse College at 15 and was ordained a minister of the Baptist Church four years later. As pastor of the Dexter Avenue Church in Montgomery, Alabama, King earned a reputation as an eloquent and committed opponent of intolerance. He was elected President of the Montgomery Improvement Association and led the successful Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 to 1956.

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PlaygroundsDr Martin Luther King Jr Park

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacturer expects to install re-designed replacement slides in spring 2017.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2017

    Martin Luther King Jr. Playground Weather

    • Fri
      Chance Rain
      49°F
    • Sat
      Chance Light Rain
      61°F
    • Sun
      Rain Likely
      46°F
    • Mon
      Rain Likely
      53°F

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