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Apollo Uptown Hall: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

January 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Apollo Uptown Hall
Unsung Champions of Civil Rights
From MLK to Today


Sunday, January 20, 2019

WNYC & Apollo Theater Present
Apollo Uptown Hall
Unsung Champions of Civil Rights from MLK to Today

Sunday, January 20 at 3 PM

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.

Through a lively mix of one-on-one interviews 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.

Apollo Uptown Halls are free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry. Seating is first come, first served.

Update: A limited number of tickets have just been released! Use the link below to RSVP.

Free Tickets

Current Ticket Holders: On Sunday, January 20th, event doors open at 2PM for ticket holders. Please arrive and be seated by 2:25pm. Note that at 2:30PM, all unoccupied seats will be released to our guests on the standby line.

Standby Ticket Availability: After ticket holders are admitted, a limited number of standby guests may be admitted on the day of the event to fill unoccupied seats. Standby line will form at 2:15pm and standby guests will be admitted on a first come, first served basis, based on availability.

 Use this link to watch the event live on Facebook starting at 3pm on Sunday, January 20.

Photo: Marion S. Trikosko, photographer. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.


January 20, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Apollo Mainstage
New York, NY 10027 United States