Celebrate the life of an Americans civil rights hero with the 35th annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., streaming January 18 at 11 AM ET in honor of the late activist's birthday. The free and virtual program features appearances by activists, public figures, and civic leaders alongside musicians and other performers.
Co-presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams in association with BRIC, the event features a keynote speech by Alicia Garza, performances by PJ Morton, Tarriona "Tank" Ball, Sing Harlem!, Timothy DuWhite, Ashley August, and presentations by leading artists, civic leaders, and changemakers, including NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, and U.S. Senators for New York Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.
"After a painful year, we take this moment to reflect and to move towards the future," say the co-presenters. "We draw inspiration from Dr. King’s words, his life, and the actions of those around us who continue the fight for equality and justice."
The program will be complemented by a digital screening of William Greaves’s newly-restored documentary Nationtime and the week-long public art installation Let Freedom Ring.