Spike Lee honored with 'Do The Right Thing Day' in NYC

Director Spike Lee attends "Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus" world premiere during the 2014 American Black Film Festival at Metropolitan Pavilion on June 22, 2014 in New York City.  (Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images)
Director Spike Lee attends "Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus" world premiere during the 2014 American Black Film Festival at Metropolitan Pavilion on June 22, 2014 in New York City. (Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images)
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Updated: 6/25 7:46 pm

Filmmaker Spike Lee has been honored with an official day in his native Brooklyn, New York.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has declared June 30 as "Do the Right Thing Day" in honor of the 25th anniversary of the cult 1989 movie, about racial tensions boiling over on a hot day in Brooklyn.

Adams says, “Many people don’t realise how profound and powerful the movie Do the Right Thing actually was.

"Spike created an image of Brooklyn that was beyond the headlines, beyond the stereotyping, beyond the negative images.”

Do the Right Thing Day's festivities will begin with a block party on Saturday, which Lee will host.

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