Tonight head over to BAM to celebrate a life in Come Share the Dream: the 20th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..
Master of Ceremonies, Deputy Borough President Yvonne J. Graham, will introduce the multimedia event. Taking the stage are fellow civil rights activists inspired by King, including Dr. Carolyn Goodman and Fannie Lee Chaney - who will participate in a discussion introduced by Brooklyn Borough president Marty Markowitz. The women are activists and mothers of slain Civil Rights workers Andrew Goodman and James Chaney. The two, with Michael Schwerner, were killed by the Ku Klux Klan while volunteering for the Mississippi 1964 Summer Project.
The celebration will be more than talk, in addition The Imani Singers will perform sonic tributes, and Tony Pagano will present his film, Standing on My Sister's Shoulders. The award-winning documentary focuses on the women activists who fired up the Mississippi Civil Rights movement in the '60s.
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Today // 10:30am // BAM Howard Gilman Opera House and Peter Jay Sharp Building [30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn] // Free