New York City’s largest public celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the annual event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Moday, January 17th.
The FREE festivities begin at 10:309 a.m. in the Howard Gilman Opera House, and include a keynote speech by writer Walter Mosley and musical performances by The Persuasions and the Reverend Timothy Wright Memorial Choir.
At 1pm, there’s a FREE screening Neshoba: The Price of Freedom, at the BAM Rose Cinemas.
This is a documentary about the 1964 murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner by Ku Klux Klan members in Neshoba County, Mississippi, and its lasting effect on the community, including the 40 years it took to bring some of the guilty to trial.
These events are free, so there are no reservations, and seating is first-come, first-served, so get there early.