Harlem Stage Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy On The 50th Anniversary Of His Assassination

On April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, an event that sent shock waves reverberating across the globe. A Baptist minister and founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), King had led the civil rights movement since the mid-1950s, using a combination of impassioned speeches and nonviolent protests to fight segregation and achieve significant civil-rights advances for African Americans inspiring seekers of justice equality across the country and the world. Where are we now? Join us for a musical, visual and movement celebration of a fearless leader.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Featured Artists:

Dancer/Choreographer Kyle Marshall will perform a solo dance piece to Dr. King’s last speech On the Mountaintop *commissioned by Harlem Stage


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Adepero Oduye will perform an excerpt of “The Drum Major Instinct” by Dr. King, with support from Theater of War Productions

The Studio Museum in Harlem will facilitate a Harlem postcard interactive activity

Along with soon to be announced SPECIAL GUESTS

April 4, 2018, 7:30 PM

RSVP here

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