Uptown Hall:
MLK Activism, Athletics, and the Arts


For more than eight decades, the Apollo has served as a gathering place and convener for local community residents as well as people from across New York City. That tradition continues as the Apollo partners with WNYC in an annual celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in collaboration with the March on Washington Film Festival.

Hosted by various WNYC radio hosts, this commemorative and uplifting event brings together scholars, cultural and community leaders, and activists to engage in conversations and performance exploring Dr. King’s legacy and how his work is continued today.

This year’s though-provoking discussion focuses on the long-standing connection between activism, artistry, and athletics and how the struggle for social justice affected influencers from the likes of Nina Simone and Muhammad Ali to John Legend and Colin Kaepernick, and how they in turn affected the struggle for social justice.

Free tickets for this in-person event will be available on Monday, January 3, 2022. RSVP to be the first to know when tickets are released. Your RSVP does not guarantee entry to the January 9th event. Tickets must be reserved through Ticketmaster.

This event will recorded and broadcast on January 17, 2022.

For the safety of our audiences and staff, all ticketholders and attendees of this event must provide proof of vaccination in order to enter the theater. Click here for more information about our COVID safety policies.



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