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NYUCD Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr., Week with a Black History Month Oral Health Day


New York State Assembly Member Keith Wright (in hat) welcomes the Smiling Faces, Going Places van to Harlem for Black History Month Oral Health Day.




On Saturday, February 12, NYUCD's Office of Student Affairs, in collaboration with New York State Assembly Member Keith Wright, New York City Council Member Inez Dickens, and Vice President Allen McFarlane of NYU's Office of Student Diversity Programs and Services, sponsored the Martin Luther King, Jr./Black History Month Oral Health Day at the Harlem State Office Building on 125th Street in Manhattan.

NYUCD's Smiling Faces, Going Places mobile dental van provided complimentary oral screenings to adults and children. Assembly Member Keith Wright and Vice President Allen McFarlane made appearances at 12 noon to open the day.

This year NYU commemorated the 50th anniversary of the 1961 visit of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to NYU's Washington Square campus. On February 10, 1961, Dr. King met with members of the NYU community during a three-hour visit. After lunch with student leaders and meeting campus officials, Dr. King delivered a speech entitled "The Future of Integration."