Lupita Nyong’o, Black Thought, Yara Shahidi, Allan Houston And More Perform at #MLKNow 2018


On MLK Day, more than 2,000 people filled Harlem’s Riverside Church to see performances by Oscar-Winner and “BLACK PANTHER” Star Lupita Nyong’o, Grammy Winning Artist Black Thought, Actor and “GROWN-ISH” Star Yara Shahidi, NBA Legend Allan Houston, and more at the third annual “MLK Now.” Comedian/Author Baratunde Thurston and Comedian/Writer Akilah Hughes served as the official MC’s for the program.

Hosted by Blackout for Human Rights, in partnership with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), Color of Change, PICO National Network, and The Root, the free event featured speech and musical performances, as well as an all-women led panel discussion. In honor of Dr. King’s legacy and message, Nyong’o, Black Thought, Shahidi and Houston joined other dynamic actors in bringing to life his words, and those of other revolutionary figures.

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