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Martin Luther King, Jr. Event at the Apollo Theater, January 20; Presiding Bishop Michael Curry among panelists

January 17, 2019
Office of Public Affairs

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion during Unsung Champions of Civil Rights from MLK to Today at the Apollo Theater, part of the Uptown Hall series, on Sunday, January 20 at 3:00 pm EST.  This event will be live-streamed.

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 Lehrer and 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.

A lively mix of one-on-one interviews and panels featuring notable guests 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.

More information and access to the live-stream here.