Performers from the Ronald K. Brown/Evidence heat up the stage.
Previous years’ attendees have included model and activist Iman and real-estate developer Harold Dawson, Jr.
Alice Walker, literary icon and author of The Color Purple, is scheduled to appear at this year’s festival.
A performance of The Color Purple is just one of the highlights in this year’s lineup.
Ronald K. Brown/Evidence perform a piece on the festival stage.
This year the festival will honor legend Gladys Knight.
A longtime participant, author Pearl Cleage will speak at a screening of Dance in America: Beyond the Steps: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater this year.
Every year festival-goers are treated to everything from classical music to modern dance.
This year the festival will pay tribute to Judith Jamison, famed choreographer and artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Scholar Cornel West has hosted lively discussions at the festival in years past.