Jelani Cobb, Ph.D.

Queens College will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m/ in LeFrak Concert Hall inside the school’s music building.

This year’s presentation will honor Jelani Cobb, PhD, dean of the Columbia Journalism School and staff writer for The New Yorker. There will also be a performance by 2023 Grammy-nominee Samara Joy, a jazz singer whose voice has inspired comparisons to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn. 

Queens College President Frank H. Wu will host. New York City Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., and Assembly Member and alumnus Khaleel Anderson will offer greetings. 

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