Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King and Toussaint Louverture

The Tribute will feature performances by Erna LeTemps and the Voices of Haiti; York College Gospel Choir; Dickson Guillaume and the Haitian Mass Choir; Camille Yarbrough and the Ancestor House Band; Gaspard Louis; Sheps Hetep African Drummers and Dancers; Louis Reyes Rivera and a special presentation by the actor and humanitarian Danny Glover.
When Apr 06, 2008
from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where York College Performing Arts Center
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Contact Phone 718-429-1415
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Dr. Ron Daniels

On Sunday, April 6, 2008, the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), under the leadership of Dr. Ron Daniels,  will sponsor an extraordinary benefit musical and dramatic Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King and Toussaint Louverture: Two of History’s Greatest Leader.

April 7 will mark the 205th anniversary of the death of Toussaint Louverture, the father of the Haitian Revolution. Memorial commemorations of the death of Toussaint are a regular occurrence in Haiti and the Haitian American community. Since the Haitian Revolution had such a profound impact on the freedom struggles of enslaved Africans everywhere including the United States, and there has been a long relationship between Haitians and African Americans, IBW views this event as a fitting climax to a historic commemorative weekend.

Under the auspices of the Haiti Support Project, IBW has launched a Model City Initiative in Haiti to promote cultural-historical tourism in the northern region of the country as a catalyst for people based economic development. Proceeds from the Tribute will benefit the Model City Initiative as well as IBW’s Youth Initiative Project (YIP) in New York. There will be a VIP Reception at 4:00 P.M. with the performance scheduled to begin at 5:30 P.M. Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins is the Honorary Chairman of the Tribute and Congressman Gregory Meeks is the Host.

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