Robin Roberts to Speak at MLB Beacon Awards

The newscaster will honor Maya Angelou.

Posted: 02/27/2014 12:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Roberts will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon honoring Maya Angelou.

Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the "Good Morning America" anchor will speak at the May 30 event in Houston before the annual Civil Rights Game. The Houston Astros will host the Baltimore Orioles.

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and football legend Jim Brown also will be honored.

Grammy-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari and rising singer Aloe Blacc, known for the hits "Wake Me Up" and "The Man," will perform.

The MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon is among the events surrounding the Civil Rights Game that pay tribute to people who fight for equal rights.

The game will air on the MLB Network.

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