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World Premiere When Harlem Saved a King
September 20 @ 7:30 pm - September 21 @ 9:30 pm
Friday, September 20 / 6:30PM
The Friends of Harlem Hospital Present
World Premiere: When Harlem Saved A King
The Friends of Harlem Hospital (FOHH) present the highly anticipated world premiere of When Harlem Saved A King, a documentary film about a little known, but very important, piece of American history.
In 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sustained a life-threatening injury at a book signing for his first book. When Harlem Saved A King vividly tells about the chain of events of that turbulent afternoon on September 20, 1958 when the medical professionals of Harlem Hospital saved the life of the most visible leader of the Civil Rights movement in America. Included are observations from the vantage point of many who were there that day, as well as interviews from people who were a part of Dr. King’s inner circle.
We will also honor Harlem Hospital Center and two pillars of iconic Harlem institutions, Jonelle Procope, CEO, Apollo Theater; and Kevin Young, Director of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.