BAM, tribute, MLK, Martin Luther King, 2015
Cornel West

Every January, artists, activists, civic leaders, and community members come together in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House to honor the legacy and share the dream of Dr. King.

The largest event of its kind in New York City, this celebration is presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Borough President and Medgar Evers College, and has been a BAM tradition since 1990.

Past acts have included a salute to Curtis Mayfield, political hip-hop crew Blitz the Ambassador, and new-jazz vocalist Chandra Rule.

In conjunction with the event, BAMcafé Live features a weekend of music programming inspired by Dr. King’s vision of social activism and equality.

Cornel West

This year’s tribute kicks off on Monday, January 19, and features a host of events celebrating Dr. King’s vision, including a keynote address by Dr. Cornel West, musical performances, a book signing, a free community film screening, and a free art exhibition.

Stay tuned for more information on the lineup as the event date approaches!

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  1. How can I get ahold of the events schedule? It is about time that we dedicate a moment of the DAY COMMEMORATING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. OUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN HEROE TO THE SPIRITUAL SOURCE THAT HUMAN ICON IS FOR US and not another shopping day. REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. IS NOT A MARKET COMMODITY.
    RMLK, JR. GAVE US THE CONCIOUSNESS OF WHO WE ARE AS HUMAN BEING OF COLOR, ALL COLORS!!!

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