Alternate Title MLK Day, The Annual Brooklyn Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Special Guest Russell Simmons. Musical Guests: Donnie McClurkin and SRC All-City Chorale.
Every year since 1987, the office of the Brooklyn Borough President and in recent years Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, has joined with the Brooklyn Academy of Music to celebrate the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain civil rights leader who inspired generations of people around the world to fight for their rights and their communities. This year's celebration is Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz's first as host following Howard Golden's tenure. The annual celebration of Dr. King and his legacy, which annually draws more than 2,000 people to BAM, is the largest and oldest such tribute in New York City.
Please join us at BAM Rose Cinemas following the program for free screenings at 1 & 4 pm of Clark Johnson's film Boycott, about the Montgomery bus boycott. It features actor Jeffrey Wright, who will be present to make remarks.