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MLK: Activism and the Arts

Presented by WNYC & the Apollo

Originally Aired: Monday, January 17, 2022

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NO NEED TO RSVP — JUST COME BACK TO THIS PAGE STARTING MONDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 11AM ET TO WATCH THE STREAM.

For more than eight decades, the Apollo has served as a gathering place and convener for local community residents as well as people from across New York City. That tradition continues as the Apollo partners with WNYC in an annual celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in collaboration with the March on Washington Film Festival.

Hosted by various WNYC radio hosts, this commemorative and uplifting event brings together scholars, cultural and community leaders, and activists to engage in conversations and performance exploring Dr. King’s legacy and how his work is continued today.

This year’s thought-provoking discussion focuses on the long-standing connection between activism and artistry, and how the struggle for social justice affected influencers from the likes of Nina Simone to John Legend, and how they in turn affected the struggle for social justice.

This event will be broadcast twice on Monday, January 17:

Morning Broadcast: 11 AM EST
Evening Broadcast: 7 PM EST
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