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The 33rd Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mon, Jan 21, 2019
  • 10:30AM
LANGUAGE: This is a sign-language-interpreted event. For more information contact us at or 718.636.4100.
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Monday January 21, 2019
Performances no longer available.

Presented by BAM, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, and Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York

New York City’s largest public celebration in honor of iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to BAM for the 33rd year. This event brings world-renowned activists, public figures, and civic leaders together with musicians and other performers to pay tribute to King’s legacy and keep his message alive. Join us for this full day of events, including a movie screening and an art exhibition.

Keynote speaker: Tarana Burke
Musical performers: Oddisee, The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir

Read the BAM program notes for MLK Jan 2019
Leasd sponsor: national grid. here with you. here for you.
General Admission  
Please Note: Tickets to this event will be distributed on a first come, first seated basis. Lobby doors open at 8am.
Tarana Burke
Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke is best known as the founder of the Me Too movement. She is currently the senior director of the Brooklyn-based organization Girls for Gender Equity and has worked for social justice causes for more than 25 years, laying the groundwork for a movement that was initially created to help young women of color who survived sexual abuse and assault. A sexual assault survivor herself, Burke is an in-demand speaker who empowers survivors and lifts up marginalized voices across all races, genders, and classes to know that they are not alone.


Oddisee, born Amir Mohamed el Khalifa, is an emcee and producer known for his work as a member of DC hip-hop trio Diamond District. As a solo artist he has released two studio albums, including 2017’s acclaimed The Iceberg, plus several EPs, mixtapes, and instrumental albums, and has over 23 million plays on Spotify. Pitchfork has called him “a focused beam of hip-hop soul that rattles loudly in our present political moment.”

Brooklyn Interdenominationa Choir
Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir

The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir is an ensemble committed to bringing people together through artistic expression. Founded by conductor and choral director Frank A. Haye, BIC celebrates the diverse cultures that make our world great. Haye refers to each of the choir’s members as “performing ambassadors that spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ through song.” The choir performs in churches, temples, festivals, concert halls, convention centers, clubs, street fairs, private functions, and beyond.

Mon, Jan 21, 2019
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