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WYNC & Apollo Theater: Unsung Champions of Civil Rights from MLK to Today
January 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
The Apollo Theater and WNYC are partnering for the sixth year to present WNYC’s 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, Unsung Champions of Civil Rights from MLK to Today as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series. WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrerand Jami Floyd, local host of All Things Considered, will moderate meaningful conversations examining Dr. King’s legacy and its impact on modern social justice movements.
Through a lively mix of one-on-one interviews and panels featuring notable guests, we will commemorate the legacy of Dr. King. Unsung Champions of Civil Rights from MLK to Today will also place special emphasis on some of the lesser-known names who, nevertheless, were crucial in making both the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and today’s social issue movements successful. The “unsung” will include women, members of the LGBTQ community and others who didn’t receive warranted, timely, or lasting recognition.
Apollo Uptown Halls are free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry. Seating is first come, first served.
Additional tickets will be released on Monday, January 14 at 10 AM.