ATLANTA — A few of Georgia’s most well-known performers might be among the many first inductees of the newly authorized Black Music & Leisure Stroll of Fame.
State Rep. Erica Thomas introduced Tuesday that the Atlanta Metropolis Council authorized the brand new stroll of fame and there might be an unveiling ceremony on June 17.
“I’m proud to have based the Black Music and Leisure Stroll of Fame. As these round us attempt to silence the Black expertise, it’s extra necessary than ever to protect Black historical past. Our tales won’t be silenced. Our historical past won’t be forgotten. And, now, the successes of Black creators and entertainers might be memorialized right here in Atlanta,” Thomas stated.
The stroll of fame will begin on the nook of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Northside Drive in Atlanta, adjoining to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Sidewalk medallions honoring Black entertainers and musicians might be put in alongside Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in entrance of the Mercedes Benz Stadium this summer time.
In the course of the “Crown Jewel of Excellence” ceremony, the next entertainers might be named because the inaugural inductees for the Black Music & Leisure Stroll of Fame:
- Beyoncé Knowles
- James Brown
- Kirk Franklin
- Michael Jackson
- Missy Elliot
- Otis Redding
- Quincy D. Jones
- Sean “Love” Combs
- Shirley Caeser
- Stevie Marvel
- Usher Raymond IV
The inaugural ceremony might be held June 17 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on the nook of Martin Luther King Jr. and Northside drives. It’s open to the general public.
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