Come join us Monday, January 17th, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., as BAM, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York collaborate to bring you New York’s largest public celebration of one of history’s greatest and most inspiring heroes.
Honored guests include keynote speaker, Walter Mosley, novelist and social commentator. In his acclaimed work, Mosley explores the black experience in America throughout history. His work spans from the migration of African-Americans through the deep South, to Los Angeles in the post-World War II era, and through this current generation’s New York City.
The Persuasions and The Reverend Timothy Wright Memorial Choir of the Grace Tabernacle Christian Center C.O.G.I.C. will be performing live, followed by BAM Rose Cinemas’ presentation of a free screening of Neshoba: The Price of Freedom, an award winning and stellar documentary chronicling a Mississippi town still divided 40 years after the murders of three civil rights workers.
This event takes place at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, at 10:30 a.m. Admission is FREE. First come, first seated. One ticket per person.
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To see the trailer for Neshoba: The Price of Freedom, click here.
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