A special edition of the Brooklyn Public Library Story Time program brings actor and activist Gbenga Akinnagbe to chat about activism.
The public-affairs television program aimed to counter negative stereotypes and premiered in April 1968 on Channel 5 in New York City.
A renovation and rebranding will help the theater continue to affirm the beauty, history and cultural legacy of its community.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’ve collected the stories of a few remarkable Brooklyn people (and places) who fought for racial justice — from the groundbreaking politician Shirley Chisholm to the rebirth of Bed Stuy, and the role of the Slave Theater in Afro-centric activism.
So grab a nice cup of coffee or tea and settle in to read a few tales to make you Brooklyn proud.