Janet Dewart Bell at the Apollo Theater
January 20, 2019
- 3:00 p.m.
The Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street,
New York NY

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 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. Notable guests inlcude Janet Dewart Bell, author of Lighting the Fires of Freedom.

Through a lively mix of one-on-one intervivews and panels featuring notable guests, we 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.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP through the link above.