Effort to Save Harlem’s Murals From a Grittier Time

One of the first murals that Franco Gaskin, known as the famed artist Franco the Great, noticed missing was of a weeping Martin Luther King Jr. on the dreary metal front gate of an abandoned store on Harlem’s 125th Street where Dr. King was said to have had a book signing. Now as new businesses and higher rents remake the strip, much of Gaskin’s work – some 200 murals – has disappeared. (The New York Times)