By Brooklyn Reader

January 18, 2017, 1:51 pm

 
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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Opal Tometi
Photo: Gregory Ingram

On Monday, Brooklyn Academy of Music hosted its Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Howard Gilman Opera House.

Now in its 31st year, the celebration brought together the Brooklyn community to hear speeches and performances by civic leaders, civil rights activists and entertainers in commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. King.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and wife Chirlane McCray
Photo: Gregory Ingram

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams hosted the event, and this year’s keynote speaker was Black Lives Matter Co-founder Opal Tometi. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray also provided words of dedication, along with NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and others.

Enjoy the photos from what has become the largest MLK Celebration in the City of New York!

 


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