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Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2014

 
 
Jan 17—Jan 20, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
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New York City’s largest public celebration of the great civil rights leader returns to the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, co-presented with Borough President Eric Adams and Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York.

This year’s celebration features a keynote address by author, professor, and activist Angela Davis, with musical performances by modern jazz artist José James and the BCCC Singers of the Brooklyn Christian Cultural Center. Following the events in the Opera House, there will be a free screening in the BAM Rose Cinemas of the documentary Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners (2012), including an introduction by with Angela Davis.

In conjunction with this year’s tribute, the BAMcafé will once again feature “Picture the Dream,” an exhibition of artwork inspired by Dr. King’s message of equality created by students from NYCHA Saratoga Village Community Center.

Master of Ceremonies: Eric Adams

Read more about the Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


 
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New York City’s largest public celebration of the great civil rights leader.

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