Civil Rights: Then and Now. New York State Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Civil Rights: Then and Now. New York State Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

PBS Learning Media presents this tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Few individuals have had such a profound impact on modern society as did Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  In this one-hour tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. King, New York State invites you to learn more about the people and organizations in our great state who embody the principles of America’s greatest leader for social justice, freedom, and equality for all. Civil Rights: Then and Now. New York State Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. airs Monday, January 18 at 5 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

From Dr. King’s generation to those shaping the future for years to come, and from Buffalo to Harlem, Lake Placid to Yonkers, experience the civil rights movement through the eyes of artists, athletes, musicians, ministers, state leaders, and more.

This program focuses on New Yorkers who are making a difference by making positive influences on their communities. 

 Take a one-hour tour across New York State and:

  • Hear from contemporary and elder artists in Buffalo and learn about the black experience and the history of civil rights through the eyes of an artist. Effecting Social Change through Art. 
  • Hear powerful conversations on interrupting racism and the civil rights challenges youth face today in Rochester
  • Learn about opportunities for young black female athlete figure skaters in Harlem & Lake Placid 
  • Discover robust diversity programming in the SUNY system
  • Enjoy inspirational music provided by adult and youth choirs, and spoken word artists from across the State.
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