On Monday, January 21, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined Deputy Borough President Sandra Chapman at the Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—Come Share the Dream at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House.
The event, now in its 27th year, is the largest such gathering in New York City, and brings together artists and civic leaders to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King, whose personal friend Harry Belafonte served as keynote speaker. Mr. Belafonte was joined by The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir and soul group Kindred The Family Soul to pay tribute to Dr. King’s enduring legacy. Remarks were delivered by event co-presenters BP Markowitz, Medgar Evers College President Dr. William Pollard, and BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins.
BAM also provided live streams of the inauguration of President Obama.