Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. standing at a podium about to deliver a speech.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Observance

Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King with an hour long program.
New York State Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Observance

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Opportunity and Promise: New York State Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

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Christopher Jackson

 

Hosted by Christopher Jackson, this year's program takes viewers on a virtual tour across New York State. 

Christopher Jackson is a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning songwriter/composer as well as a Tony Award-nominated actor best known for starring as George Washington in the critically acclaimed, award-winning Broadway musical "Hamilton." He can currently be seen starring in the hit CBS drama "Bull" and recently finished performing in a limited run of "Freestyle Love Supreme" on BroadwayHe also starred in Ava DuVernay's Netflix mini-series "When They See Us." 

Through the eyes of New Yorkers from Syracuse to Poughkeepsie, Schenectady to Long Island, the program focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and dreams with music, art, and inspiring stories that reflect the opportunity and promise of our fellow New Yorkers. 

 

2022 Program Journal

 

New York State Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
January 2021 Program
Civil Rights Then and Now
 

The one-hour tribute to Dr. King showcased some of the people and organizations across New York State that embody the principles of one of America’s most significant leaders for social justice, freedom, and equality. Through the eyes of New Yorkers from Buffalo to Albany, Lake Placid to New York City, the program focused on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and dreams with music, art, and inspiring stories that reflect the fight for civil rights then and now across the state.

Segments from the 2021 Broadcast     2021 Program Journal

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