TIDAL Will Livestream ‘Concert for Peace & Justice’ Featuring The Roots, Usher & Common
On April 27, TIDAL will partner with the Equal Justice Initiative to livestream the concert celebrating the opening of the Peace and Justice memorial in Montgomery, Alabama.
We’re quickly approaching the opening ceremony for the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. The event, which will be historic in its own right, is being accompanied by a TIDAL sponsored concert featuring The Roots, Usher, Common, Brittany Howard, Kirk Franklin and more. We wrote about it a while back, but now, TIDAL has upped the ante by adding a global livestream of the concert, which will take place Friday, April 27, beginning at 7:30 p.m. CT.
Available to members and non-members alike, the Concert for Peace and Justice will be an example of TIDAL’s support of key social justice issues. “The EJI is excited to partner with TIDAL to bring this event to a global audience,” said Equal Justice Initiative Director Bryan Stevenson said. “The issues America is facing today are deeply rooted in a history that is familiar to so many worldwide. We’re hopeful that bringing this conversation globally will inspire conversations that will lead to a better future.”
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the nation’s first comprehensive memorial dedicated to racial terror lynchings of African Americans and the legacy of slavery and racial inequality in America. On a six-acre site atop a rise overlooking downtown Montgomery, the memorial uses sculpture, art, and design to contextualize racial terror and includes a memorial square with 800 six-foot monuments that identify thousands of racial terror lynching victims in the United States.
The Legacy Museum will be a one-of-a-kind narrative museum housing interactive media, sculptures, videography, and exhibits that immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the domestic slave trade, racial terrorism, the Jim Crow South, and the world’s largest prison system. The museum will be just a small walk from the memorial, on the site of a former warehouse where black people were enslaved in Montgomery, Alabama.
The Concert for Peace and Justice is one of several grand opening events in Montgomery on April 26 and 27.
With speeches and performances from Michelle Alexander, Ava DuVernay, Gloria Steinem, The Roots, Vice President Al Gore, Common, Brittany Packnett, and many others — sessions will run all day on April 26 and 27 at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. If you plan on attending in person, tickets are now available for $10 by clicking here.