Paley Celebrates National Geographic’s Genius: MLK/XTwo Minds, One Movement Exhibit

Presented by Citi®

EXTENDED through March 31, 2024
Wednesdays to Sundays, 12:00 to 6:00 pm
The Paley Museum, 25 W 52 Street, NYC


We explore the legacies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X at The Paley Museum by spotlighting the latest installment of National Geographic’s Emmy-winning Genius anthology series, Genius: MLK/X. For the first time, this new season of Genius focuses on two iconic geniuses—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X—and how their dueling philosophies helped usher America through the Civil Rights movement.

This riveting exhibition, with authentic costumes, props, and set decorations from the series, provides a window for visitors to transport themselves into the heart of the 1960s Civil Rights movement chronicled in Genius: MLK/X.

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On Display

ARTIFACTS: Get up close with posters, signs, newspapers, and personal items that marked the paths of these influential leaders. Watch video clips and historical archival footage to gain a deeper understanding of their contributions.   

ORIGINAL COSTUMES: The exhibit will feature original costumes from the series, including iconic, period-accurate zoot suits, a Fruit of Islam uniform, watches, and hats.    

FAMILY FUN and TRIVIA: Join us for family events and arts & crafts activities that aim to educate and inspire, or test your knowledge with our interactive trivia game. Browse through carefully selected MLK and Malcolm X books for both kids and adults in our library and explore curated shows related to the Civil Rights movement.

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Diversity and Inclusion Programming Initiative Donors

The Paley Center thanks the donors who have contributed to the Diversity and Inclusion Programming Initiative:

AMC Networks
Apple, Inc.
Berlanti Productions
BET Networks
Campbell Brown
CBS / Paramount+
Agnes Chu
End of Episode Productions
FOX Entertainment

FTI Delta
FX Networks & FX Productions
HBO/MAX Content
James P. Jimirro
Ronald S. Lauder
The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
Isaac Lee, Exile Content
Lionsgate Television Group
Erik Logan
Kirk McDonald

NBCUniversal Entertainment
OWN TV Network & OTT Streaming
Mary Parent
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Tyler Perry Studios
Warner Bros. Television Group

As of January 2024

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