Join us for an exploration of the role that movement has in activism in this celebration hosted by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight.
Featuring live performances and conversation with a range of artists whose work has been influenced and inspired by the legacy of Dr. King.
Nai Ni Chen, a choreographer who creates dance performances with the intention of bringing people together to celebrate their differences, explore their heritage and imagine a boundless future.
Soul Steps, an African-American step dance group that combines percussive movement, hip-hop rhythms and call and response to create an explosive art form.
Harlem Chamber Players, an ethnically diverse collective of professional musicians dedicated to bringing high-caliber, affordable and accessible live classical music to people in the Harlem community and beyond.
Diversity Youth Theater, performing an excerpt from “The Movement,” an a cappella musical inspired by the 1963 children’s march against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama.
Joshua Bennett, an award winning writer, author, poet and doctoral candidate at Princeton University; his work has taken him from the Sundance Film Festival to the White House and across three continents; additionally he is a recent National Poetry Series Prizewinner for his book The Sobbing School, forthcoming from Penguin Books.