New York City’s civic, cultural, and community leaders will on Monday with a day of performances and speeches at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).
Presented by BAM, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and Medgar Evers College, this year’s celebration will include performances by Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir as well as husband-and-wife R&B duo Kindred the Family Soul.
The 27th annual tribute will feature a keynote address by musician and humanitarian Harry Belafonte, who was a close friend of Dr. King's.
The 57th Presidential Inauguration, commencing President Barack Obama's second term, will also be featured in this year's festivities.
Tickets are free and will be distributed on a first-come, first-seated basis starting at 8 a.m. in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House lobby at 30 Lafayette Ave.