MLK: Generations Speak

January 12, 2010 Columns, News: Events & Stories


Two generations have come of age since the 1968 assassination of civil rights visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Celeste Headlee, co-host of The Takeaway, for a lively multi-generational discussion about the impact of Dr. King’s life and legacy.


  • Brian Lehrer, host of WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show
  • Celeste Headlee, co-host of The Takeaway

Panelists (spanning almost 70 years):

  • Dr. Roscoe C. Brown (age 84), President Emeritus, Bronx Community College, CUNY and former Tuskegee Airman
  • Major Owens (age 73), former U.S. Congressman from New York (1983–2007) and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus
  • Patricia J. Williams, J.D., James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University, author of The Alchemy of Race and Rights
  • Eddie Glaude, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion at Princeton, author of In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America
  • Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx, co-host of Sundance Channel’s “The Green,” and host of the public radio series “The Promised Land”
  • David Lamb, playwright of “Platanos and Collard Greens”
  • Jose Lopez, youth organizer at Make the Road New York and a former Radio Rookie
  • Camonghne Felix, poet with Urban Word NYC

Date: Sunday, January 17

Location: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY
Time: 3-5pm; doors open at 2:30pm
Ticket price: Admission is free, but reservations are necessary.
Ticket information: Please RSVP with your name and the number of guests in your party (max. 4).

Presented by WNYC and the Brooklyn Museum, along with our Community Partners


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  1. ADN CRM says:

    “good post”

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