Come Behind The Scenes of “MLK Now 2017!”

Yesterday (MLK Day) more than 3,000 people gathered at The Riverside Church in Harlem, New York for the 2nd Annual “MLK Now” hosted by Blackout for Human Rights and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), with presenting partners Sankofa.org and PICO National Network. The special program, which was live broadcast online, celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., exploring through speeches, musical performances, and a panel discussion how his message and vision continue to resonate in today’s racial, social and political landscape.

It was an honor and privilege to once again have a chance to produce and work the amazing team and talent associated with “MLK Now”! In particular, huge thanks go out to Ava DuVernay, Charles King of Macro Ventures, and Pastor Michael McBride for working so hard behind the scenes to secure such a phenomenal roster of performers.

Follow me backstage for a peek into some of the action:

#MLKNOW 2017 is 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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The house is packed and the crowd is hyped! #MLKNOW

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#Power Pose. #MLKNOW #Events #Producer #Publicity

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This woman…incandescent. #UzoAduba #MLKNOW #Publicity #Producer #Events

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Guess who stopped by to support his wife Olivia Wilde! @jasonsudeikis_ #mlknow2017 #mlknow

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I…just…fell all the way out. #mlknow #mlknow2017

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Also, see what some of the performers, media and audience members were saying behind the scenes:

Last night in Brooklyn…. For my brothers… #soldevelopment #okayspace #mlknow2017

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@baratunde as he hyped up the crowd as MC for tonight #MLKNow2017 📸: @flylifeimages

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David Oyelowo, of Selma and Queen of Katwe, recites James Baldwin in honor of Dr. King in #Harlem for #MLKNow2017

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