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.
The activist, author, and professor has played an integral role in our nation’s quest for social justice.
An artist who blends jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and electronica.
New York City’s largest public celebration of the great civil rights leader.
Angela Davis speaks frankly about the actions that branded her a “terrorist” and revolutionary icon.
A community art exhibition featuring works by Saratoga Village Community Center students.
Jazz pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs gathers top musicians, poets, and dancers.