On Monday, January 20, Brooklyn Academy of Music will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. on MLK Day with its 34th Tribute to the iconic civil rights leader.

As it does every year, BAM will convene some of the country’s most formidable civil rights activists, social justice and civic leaders for a morning of music, entertaining performances and reverence that will inspire participants to look back on the hard-fought struggle in America for unity, equality and peaceful resistance.

Nikole Hannah-Jones

This year, the creator of New York Times Magazine’s acclaimed “1619 Project” Nikole Hannah-Jones will deliver the keynote speech. The event also features music performances by The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir and Son Little.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Additional free community events including a film screening of Aretha Franklin’s revelatory concert film Amazing Grace and a visual art exhibition, Picture the Dream, also will take place on the BAM campus.

BAM welcomes all members of the community for this beloved annual tradition!

WHAT: BAM’s 34th Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

WHEN: Monday, January 20, 10:30am

WHERE: BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn


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