Fiserv Forum will broadcast Aretha Franklin's funeral
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58/AP) -- Milwaukee's brand new Fiserv Forum will host a viewing of Aretha Franklin's funeral. The funeral will be broadcast live in the Atrium of the Forum.
Doors for the broadcast will open at 8:45 a.m. Friday, August 31.
Join us tomorrow morning (doors open at 8:45am) at Fiserv Forum in the Atrium as we remember the life of Aretha Franklin with a viewing of the The Queen of Soul's funeral live from Detroit.— Fiserv Forum (@FiservForum) August 30, 2018
The Queen of Soul, belonged to her God, her city and her community, and the cultural institutions she loved have been on full display in the celebration of her life leading up to her homegoing services on Friday.
More than two dozen ministers, performers both secular and gospel, along with black entertainers, athletes and civil rights activists make up a who's who list of black America that will pay tribute to Franklin in a marathon service scheduled to last at least five hours.
The institutions she loved so much, including the black church, her sorority and civil rights, have been on full display. Her funeral Friday features elements from these areas of black life, and will be a final balm from Franklin to those who mourn her.