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Watch 'MLK Now' Feat. Michael B. Jordan, Ryan Coogler & J. Cole

A celebration Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and legacy.

M. Stan Reaves // Demotix

Last month, "Creed" director Ryan Coogler's Blackout for Human Rights partnered with Campaign For Black Achievement to present MLK Now, a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The event was held at Harlem's Riverside Church, where King once gave a rousing speech titled "Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence."

REVOLT was on hand to film the proceedings, which included Coogler's Q&A with J. Cole, which resulted in word of the rapper being married.

During they day, famous attendees read speeches or delivered musical tributes, including Michael B. Jordan, Harry Belafonte, India.Arie and Jussie Smollett, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others.

Coogler hosted the day and spotlighted a series of Black heroes in his opening speech, including Malcolm X, John Lewis, Anna B. Wells, Patrice Lumumba and Fred Hampton. Jordan later delivered a rendition of a speech by Hampton that drew cheers from the crowd.

Our special, MLK Now, premieres on REVOLT tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET or you can watch it below on www.revolt.tv.

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