January 16, 2017
Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, New York
National Theme - Remember! Celebrate! Act!
"Educate, Empower and Embrace"
Emcee - Dr. Bob Lee, Community Affairs Director, WBLS 107.5 FM, New York City

8:30 AM -  9:30 AM
Musical Prelude: Capital District Voices of Praise Band

Syracuse Children's Choir, Syracuse, NY

Emcee Dr. Bob Lee

Posting of the Colors
La Salle Institute Color Guard, Troy, NY

National Anthem, Claire Flynn and Tyrone Hartzog

Televised Program Starts @ 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM


Dr. Bob Lee (Welcome)

NYS Call to Commemoration:  

Musical Presentation
Reverend Arnetta Dix, Refreshing Spring Community Church
Schenectady, NY

Theme Reflection "Educate, Empower and Embrace"

Executive Chamber

Miles Tone
A Message of Family

Video Moment

Musical Presentation

Musical Presentation
Emcee -  Jo Dee Kenney
Time Warner Cable News

"King the Man"

Capital District Voices of Praise Singers
Featuring Gospel Recording Artist,
April May Cooper

University at Albany Chamber Singers
A Message of Hope - Freedom City 1967 celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Musical Presentation

New School Center for Media

Musical Presentation
Emcee - Benita Zahn
New Channel 13, WNYT Albany

Syracuse Children's Choir

Video Presentation, College Students "Share the Dream"

Violinist, Damien Escobar
A Message of Action - "The Purpose of Education"

Keynote Speaker:

Musical Presentation
Emcee - Benita Zahn

Geoffrey Canada
Author and Executive Director of the Harlem Children's Zone

Actress and Singer, Tina Fabrique accompanied by Pianist, Lafayette Harris

Gospel Singer, April May Cooper

Anthem of the Movement "We Shall Overcome" (Audience Participation) accompanied by the Capital District Community Voices of Praise, under the musical direction of Marcello Johnson.


Please join the "Beloved Community March" and Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Lincoln Park King Memorial sponsored by the City of Albany immediately following the program.


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