Thousands celebrate life of Dr. King at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Residents, civil rights activists and politicians came together Monday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the 20th annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration featured music from the

News 12 Staff

Jan 16, 2006, 11:28 PM

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Thousands celebrate life of Dr. King at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Residents, civil rights activists and politicians came together Monday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the 20th annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The celebration featured music from the Imani Singers of Medgar Evers College and Raul Midon, a guitar player born blind who says that Dr. King inspired him to achieve what some thought was impossible. Dr. Carolyn Goodman and Fannie Lee Chaney also spoke at the tribute about their sons who were murdered by the Klu Klux Klan in the 1960s. In addition, Mayor Bloomberg and state Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said great strides have been made towards equality, but admit there is still so much more to do. The crowd was also treated to two complimentary screenings of documentaries about the struggle for civil rights.
The tribute at the Brooklyn Academy of Music has grown significantly over the years and is now the largest free celebration for Dr. King in New York City.


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