“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Basketball STEM-ED Connects program Gospel Showcase Drumline Competition
HISTORY: THE ANNUAL FREEDOM CLASSIC FESTIVAL
The Freedom Classic Festival was originally formed in 1996 to acknowledge and commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy of the Civil Rights movement. Teaming with two historically black universities–Virginia State University and Virginia Union University–the Freedom Classic Festival has grown into more than just a basketball game. Over 10,000 guests enjoy the creativity and diversity of festival events each year. Since its inception in 1996, the Freedom Classic Festival has been able to expose over 50,000 youth to life-changing experiences through mentorship opportunities, community service, donations, and volunteer opportunities.
In addition to the basketball tournament, this year’s festivities will include the annual STEM-ED Connects program, fine art benefit, high school leadership summit, gospel showcase, drumline competition and much more!
FREEDOM CLASSIC FESTIVAL | JANUARY 13TH-17TH