In celebration of Black History Month, the world famous Apollo Theater will host an afternoon of programming when the legendary theater opens its doors to give members of the Harlem community, New York City residents and visitors alike a unique and FREE glimpse into the Apollo’s rich history and current programs.
Co-hosts for the event include Devon Arnold and Beverly Danquah, members of the Apollo Theater Academy.
Highlights from the day include:
•Performances by youth organization Urban Word NYC performers Esther Aloba and Sergio Jimenez presenting relevant poetry and spoken word.
•Music by Tre Trax
•Performances by multiple Amateur Night winners Tiffany Obi and De’von Williams
•Family Workshop: The Harlem Swing Dance Society
•Stanley Nelson’s Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. For centuries, historically black colleges and universities have provided fertile ground for students willing to devote their careers - and lives - to social justice. An excerpt from this film will show how these institutions have continually served as incubators and facilitators for advocacy on behalf of the African American community.
•Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro. Stemming from a manuscript by Harlem literary giant James Baldwin and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, Peck’s film is a journey into black history connecting the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present day Black Lives Matter movement.
The film clips will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by entrepreneur April R. Silver featuring Stanley Nelson (Filmmaker), Aisha Karefa-Smart (Baldwin's Niece) and Katrina Jefferson (National Action Network).
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