John Brown Lives! is Highlighted!

New York State’s annual commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “New York State Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Civil Rights Then and Now,” airs today, Monday, January 18 on PBS stations throughout New York. In addition to viewing options on PBS, the program will be available for viewing on CUNY-TV and will also be available from January 18 – February 18, 2021 at

Hosted by the Reverend Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, this year’s program will take viewers on a one-hour virtual tour across New York State, showcasing some of the people and organizations that embody the principles of one of America’s most significant leaders for social justice, freedom, and equality. Martha Swan, Executive Director of John Brown Lives, is highlighted sharing the work of John Brown Lives! In addition, the program will focus on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and dreams with music, art, and inspiring stories.

Viewing opportunities:

  • WNED will air on Sunday, January 17 at 4PM  (Western NY)
  • WMHT will air on Monday, January 18 at 10AM  (Capital Region)
  • WCNY is airing the program twice on Monday – 2PM and 11PM (Central NY & Mohawk Valley)
  • WSKG on Monday at 9PM (Southern Tier, Binghamton area)
  • WLIW on Monday at 10AM (Long Island & New York area)
  • WCFE on Monday at 2PM (Mountain Lake/North Country)
  • WPBS on Monday at 3PM (Watertown)
  • WXXI on Monday at 5PM (Rochester)
  • CUNY-TV on Monday at 10AM and 5PM

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ~MLK Jr.