1. Chris Rock read James Baldwin's 1963 "My Dungeon Shook."Photo: livestream
2. Harry Belafonte read Patrice Lumumba's "Proclamation of Congolese Independence" Speech.Photo: tagthebird
3. Michael B. Jordan performed Fred Hampton's "Power Anywhere There's People."Photo: livestream
Michael B. Jordan just killed it. RIP Fred Hampton. #MLKNOW — Corey Johnson (@coreymaurice) January 18, 2016
4. Anika Noni Rose performs "Be Free", written by J. ColePhoto: youtube
Anika Noni Rose is singing Be Free by J.Cole on his behalf because it was too tough for him... And she's doing GREAT. #MLKNOW— #Thabaè (@ThanaeThomas) January 18, 2016
5. Jussie Smollet sings a rendition of Billie Holiday's bone chilling classic, "Strange Fruit"Photo: unitedblackout
After Chris Rock read James Baldwin, @JussieSmollett is singing "Strange Fruit." I've never been to an event like this before. #MLKNOW — Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) January 18, 2016
6. Ryan Coogler accidentally reveals J. Cole's marriage to the worldPhoto: theybf
7. Adepero Oduyne read, and was overwhelmed by the words of Ida B. Wells' "This Awful Slaughter."
Adepero Oduye recites Ida Wells' 'This Awful Slaughter' about Southern lynching at #MLKNOW pic.twitter.com/0kWEdeXPS8 — Richard A. Brown (@rabrown7) January 18, 2016
8. Bilal performed "All Matter" off of the album, "Airtight Revenge"
@Bilal singing a classic "All Matter" @UnitedBlackout#mlknow event #mlkdaypic.twitter.com/0GDgyxKEnj — Kerri Schaffer (@IHeartKerri) January 18, 2016
9. Actress, Condola Rashad powerfully performs Shirley Chisholm's "Presidential Campaign Announcement."
"We have a vast potential that can and must be put to use." -Shirley Chisholm (via @phloella) #MLKNOW pic.twitter.com/SIigBWwG2T — #MLKNOW (@UnitedBlackout) January 18, 2016
10. The panelist discussion was lit.
11. Octavia Spencer closed the event with Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Been to the Mountaintop."Photo: khvnam
Octavia Spencer is delivering Dr. King's "Mountaintop" speech, the final one he gave before his murder. Utterly haunting, still. #MLKNOW — Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) January 19, 2016Shout out to everyone involved!