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Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Day Tribute at BAM
Photograph: Elena Olivo
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Time Out Says

BAM will host its celebration in the Howard Gilman Opera House (Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave) with local and national civic leaders, a keynote speech by Dr. Imani Perry, musical performances by Nona Hendryx with Craig Harris & Tailgaters Tales and Sing Harlem, and a special dance video tribute by dancer Kyle Marshall. For those who cannot attend, it can be watched via livestream at 10:30am.

There is also a virtual BAMkids workshop, "Heroes of Color HQ," which will celebrate underrepresented historical figures (accessible throughout the day at BAM.org); a screening of Stanley Nelson’s groundbreaking documentary Attica at BAM Rose Cinemas at 1pm; and a community performance of Reggie Wilson’s POWER at the Harvey Theater at 3pm.

BAM’s celebration of Dr. King will also include a digital billboard-based group exhibition—“Salvation: A State of Being”—featuring work by seven Black visual artists that draws inspiration from the late trailblazing Black feminist, social critic, and author bell hooks (January 14—21).

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