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Cultivating A Beloved Community

Credits: National Museum of African American History & Culture | Smithsonian   Video Credit: AmeriCorps


Sounds of Blackness: Music for Martin
Friday, January 13 | 10:30am
First staged at the Ordway in the 90’s, Music for Martin is a multimedia musical performance honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, and the people keeping his legacy alive today.  The show centers social justice, empowerment and reparations through music, highlighting the Grammy-winning Sounds of Blackness’ 50+ year history in the Twin Cities.  Just a few days before Martin Luther King Jr Day, spark a conversation on Race, and plant the seeds of change. 

UNCF Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Monday, January 16 | 6:45am Doors open | 7:15am Seated Breakfast                                8:00am Program  | Central Time

1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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42nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert at Ted Mann Concert Hall on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 3 pm

This concert will be live-streamed and in-person. The live-streaming link will be available on this site on the day of the show. 

The University of Minnesota will present the 42nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 3 pm. This year’s concert, hosted and curated by U of M alumnus G. Phillip Shoultz, III of VocalEssence, will take place at Ted Mann Concert Hall. The program will intermix the words of Dr. King with reflections and performances from U of M students and the greater Twin Cities community. This event is free of charge, and tickets are not required. 

For more information about the program or disability accommodations, contact the Office for Equity and Diversity at