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MLK Jr. Tribute
The 35th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute took place on Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:00-7:30 PM at Ted Mann Concert Hall.
These concerts are free of charge and open to the public; no advance tickets or reservations are required.
Background of the MLK, Jr. Tribute
When the tribute began at the University of Minnesota in the early 1980s, it was the only event of its kind in Minnesota. The late Reginald Buckner, a professor in the School of Music—and an accomplished performer, composer, and educator—founded the concert at the University and began a tradition of celebrating the life and accomplishments of Rev. Dr. King through the performing arts.
Professor Buckner's death in 1989 left the University with an inspiring legacy. The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute is now a joint program of the University of Minnesota’s Office for Equity and Diversity and the School of Music. It is one of the University's signature diversity events and remains free and open to the public.
View a summary of the MLK Jr. Tribute performers and guests over the years. Contact Ralph Blanco at 612-625-8680 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details about the MLK Jr. Tribute.
Other 2016 MLK Day events in and around the Twin Cities
Jan. 18, 7 a.m.
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center
Tickets: $30 each
Keynote: Deval Patrick, U.S. Governor of Massachusetts
Jan. 18, 11am-2pm
Location: Powderhorn Community Center, 3400 15th Av. S., Minneapolis
Activities for youth, entertainment, food, performances and activities.
Jan 18. 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Location: Central Gym, 3400 Fourth Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN
This event will be open to the public with recitals, choirs, music, dance, a guest speaker, and an old fashion soul food dinner.
Jan. 18, 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Recreation Center
4055 Nicollet Avenue S., Minneapolis, 55409
Martin Luther King Events outside the Metro Area
There are several Martin Luther King events planned in Duluth also.