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'GMA' anchor Robin Roberts is keynote speaker for MLB Beacon Awards honouring Maya Angelou

FILE - In a Sunday Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, broadcaster Robin Roberts arrives at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles. Major League Baseball announced Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 that the “Good Morning America” anchor will speak at the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon on May 30 in Houston, before the annual Civil Rights Game. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)

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FILE - In a Sunday Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, broadcaster Robin Roberts arrives at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles. Major League Baseball announced Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 that the “Good Morning America” anchor will speak at the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon on May 30 in Houston, before the annual Civil Rights Game. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Robin Roberts will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon honouring 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 honoured.

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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Online:

http://www.MLB.com/civilrightsgame

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