BAM will host a series of events on January 17 in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Anchoring the celebration is the 36th annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which will take place in the Howard Gilman Opera House and also be available via livestream at 10:30 AM ET.
The tribute, co-presented by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, features local and national civic leaders, a keynote speech by Dr. Imani Perry, musical performances by Nona Hendryx (with Craig Harris and Tailgaters Tales) and Sing Harlem, and a special dance video tribute by dancer Kyle Marshall.
Additional free programs and events include the virtual BAMkids workshop Heroes of Color HQ, celebrating underrepresented historical figures; a screening of Stanley Nelson’s groundbreaking documentary Attica at BAM Rose Cinemas; and a community performance of Reggie Wilson’s POWER at the Harvey Theater.
BAM’s celebration of Dr. King will also include a digital billboard-based group exhibition, “Salvation: A State of Being,” beginning January 14 that features work by seven Black visual artists that draws inspiration from the late trailblazing Black feminist, social critic, and author bell hooks.
For full details and to RSVP for events, visit BAM.org.