Apollo Theater - MLK

Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th St. Harlem, New York
Sunday, January 19, 2014
3PM - 5PM

Apollo Uptown Hall: “DREAMS FOR NYC INSPIRED BY MLK,” a look back at events commemorating 50 years —including the signing of the Civil Rights Act and Dr. King’s winning of the Nobel Peace Prize — and a look forward to NYC’s future with its first new mayor in 12 years. 


Highlights include two panel discussions with notable experts like Nelson George and Rep Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) exploring emerging leadership in the areas of politics, culture, faith, education and justice; readings of excerpts of MLK’s sermons and speeches; and a musical medley of civil rights era music.


The event will kick off with a Jimi Hendrix-inspired performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” by Grammy Award winner Vernon Reid on the very stage that Hendrix won Amateur Night at the Apollo in 1964.


RSVP:  Event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are mandatory