Please join Council Member Inez Dickens, Community Leaders, and the Harlem Historical Society, the National Black Theatre, the Reverend Al Sharpton, Deanna Brown, an d On the Potomac Productions, as well as residents of Harlem, for a Historic Street Co-Naming Ceremony in honor of a giant in Music History, Civil & Human Rights, and Social Justice: The Godfather of Soul - James Brown.
On Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 1:00PM all will gather on theSouthwest corner of West 126th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard to commemorate the Co-Naming of 126th Street behind the Apollo Theater, as James Brown Way.
This Street Co-Naming honors this distinguished gentleman as a Giant of the 20th Century who played many critical and pivotal roles of great significance to our nation’s cultural, social, and music history – for his commitment to Education and Excellence, and also as the “Father of FUNK’, and the “Godfather of Hip Hop”.
What: Co-naming of 126th Street from Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. to Frederick Douglass Boulevard as James Brown Way.
When: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 1:00PM
Where: This Historic Co-Naming Ceremony will take place on the Southwest corner of 126th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
Reception with Beverages & Free Screening of the Documentary“James Brown – The Man, the Music, the Message” to follow at the National Black Theater – 125th Street and 5th Ave. (RSVP)
Contact: National Black Theater - (212) 722-3800 & Council Member Inez Dickens - (212) 788-7397