By Brooklyn Reader

January 19, 2015, 6:09 pm

 

Dr. Cornel West served as keynote speaker at the 29th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King at BAM

Dr. Cornel West served as keynote speaker at the 29th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King at BAM

On Monday, January 19, Brooklyn Academy of Music, in conjunction with the office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Medgar Evers College, held the 29th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.– Come Share the Dream.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio gave remarks at the 29th Annual MLK Tribute at BAM

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio gave remarks at the 29th Annual MLK Tribute at BAM

The free community event– the largest celebration of its kind in Brooklyn– featured a keynote address by provocative and prominent educator and author Dr. Cornel West. Adams served as the host and master of ceremonies.

Sandra St. Victor & Oya's Daughter performed at the 29th Annual Tribute to MLK at BAM

Sandra St. Victor & Oya’s Daughter performed at the 29th Annual Tribute to MLK at BAM

There were musical performances by the New York Fellowship Mass Choir and Sandra St. Victor & Oya’s Daughter.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams served as emcee at the 29th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to MLK at BAM

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams served as emcee at the 29th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to MLK at BAM

There were additional remarks by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer, BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Kings County D.A. Ken Thompson.


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